Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Caz | 2010/03/17

Q.

Red raised bump on two year old

this is now the third time my son appears to have gotten what initially looks like a mosquito bite on his right leg. However, to the touch it feels hard and then develops some ooze. I treat it with cream. then it goes and reappears a month or so later. It is itchy and he sometimes he complains at night of pain in the same leg. what could this be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does sound like a bite of some kind. It is difficult to be sure but it sounds much like a spider bite. Continue to treat future bumps with the cream you are using as it seems to help.Examine his bedding carefully looking for any sign of small spiders which may be quite difficult to spot easily.

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