Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Panda | 2009-01-22


Kid allergic to insect bites

I have a big kid - 3years old- is allergic to insect bites. they start all small and nothing to worry about- just your run of the mill insect bite....then they start to blister and weep...and the more it weeps the worse it gets....all the remedies have been applied much that the calamile lotiion is permanent on the sores. the doc prescribed a cortosone cream which worsened the condition. Now we using a anti-biotic powder - which doesnt seem to help either...Im ready to pull my hair out as her sores are big, wet and blistery and just wont heal. Please help, Im desperate as we tried several dermatologists and they only have openings next week and I need something that will help now.....

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a condition called 'papular urticaria' which is a form of allergy to insect bites, usually fleas or mosquitoes. A single bite results in the reaction you mention. The sores usually last for a long time, often as long as 3 months. Try giving your daughter an antihistamine such as Zyrtec syrup 5ml daily and calamine lotion applied to the sores is often the best treatment.Give her daily doses of Vitamin B complex syrup for at least 3 months-speak to your pharmacist about this.Read about papular urticaria on Google.

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