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toddler bug bite swollen

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Insect bite: Is what it sounds like. A small area like a toddlers toe will swell impressive. My favorite treatment for insect/ spider bites is a raw onion... Slice ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Could : Be an infection has developed look for pus or drainage. If it stays swollen and red seek out podiatrist.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Allergic reaction: Very common in response to ant bites. The question is- if this swelling is due to allergic reaction or infection/ cellulitis. This can only be judged ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: Fire ants sting & inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This causes a welt which can become fairly swollen. Within hours to a day a sterile pustule u ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Hives: These might be hives - an allergic reaction to something he has been exposed or just "because". These usually itch. Any other symptoms? Usually rashes ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobbi Sipes
35 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: If the calf is tight and painful when the child moves her ankle or toes, go to the emergency room. If it is associated with a fever, redness , pain, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen Bump: The first thing to do immediately after the fall is make sure the child is otherwise ok (ie: no loss of consciousness, no bleeding). Once that is done ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cool compress &: If there is not cut on the outside or lining of the upper lip and his teeth are not loose or chipped, keep him comfortable with tylenol (acetaminophen ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: Bee stings tend to get worse for 48 hours then begin resolving over subsequent week. Removal of stinger is good and unlikely that any could be retain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Behram Dalal
30 years experience Dentistry
Sounds painful: As well. Please take your child to his pediatrician or pediatric dentist to be diagnosed and appropriately treated. On line consultation / recommend ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Piehl
50 years experience Periodontics
Virus: Sounds like initial exposure to the common herpes simplex virus which almost universally present in our population. Have your pediatrician check your ... Read More
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