Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lynda | 2007/03/26

Q.

Spider Bite

My daughter was bitten 2 months ago under her arm - bilster effect, when I took her to my family doc he prescribed antibiotic as she had an infection and her glands were swollen. This has now reoccured - in the same area (the exact same place). I want to know if this is a reoccurance of the first bite OR to my horror could this be a second bite, and really just a coincidence that this is in the same place (symtoms all the same) The doctor has once againn put her on Antibiotics and Myprodol - this is now a second time in space of 2 months. I am very worried.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very unlikely that she has been bitten twice in the same place. You do not say how old your daughter is. We sometimes see abscesses from the BCG vaccination affecting this area.Ask your doctor exactly what he thinks the diagnosis is and if it could be a BCG abscess.

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