Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Surika | 2012-10-13


My girl feel bugs crawling over her skin

My daughter is 2 1/2 years old. She had periodical night spells with crying and complaining of pain.
Since last week she screams at night complaining about the bugs over her body. She also says her back and legs are sore.
This does not only happen at night. All through the day she complains about the bugs, BUT THERE IS NOTHING!
I give her calcium and magnesium supplements and all the vitamins necessaries for her age!
I don''t know what to do!!!!

Expert's Reply



This feeling of something crawling on their skin is usually an attention seeking measure in young children. If she had real bugs she would have a skin rash and would itch and scratch.Can you think of a possible reason why your daughter would be stressed now?Is there a problem at school? Hopefully this will be a passing phase. In the meantime reassure her and apply a thin later of aqueous cream on her skin and inform her that this will help to get rid of the funny feeling she has on her skin.

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