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What should I do if my 8 month old swells from a flea bite?

What should I do if my 8 month old swells from a flea bite?

Insect Bite: If there is itching you can give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) liquid by mouth. Applying calamine lotion or aveeno anti-itch cream with calamine are also helpful.If you see signs of infection see the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites occur when a flea bites a person, and can cause itching and irritation at the site of the bite ...Read more


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My 7 month old is covered in flea bites, what can I do?

My 7 month old is covered in flea bites, what can I do?

Avoid flea exposure: Keep the bite sites clean and apply a small dab of antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin to avoid infection. Decrease itching with after-bite. Rid your home of fleas with the assistance of an exterminator and treat your flea-ridden animals. Then protect them with monthly flea treatment. ...Read more

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How come my 1 month old flea bites are still itchy?

How come my 1 month old flea bites are still itchy?

Likely itch/scratch: The itch scratch cycle is a self perpetuating problem. When you scratch at the area, it actually re-injures it & triggers the release of local chemicals in the skin. Later you scratch/injure it again and so on. A cool compress can stop some of the itch,If you stop scratching, or cover the area so you can't get at it, the issue should disappear. ...Read more

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What caused my 8-month old son's right testicle to swelled up?

What caused my 8-month old son's right testicle to swelled up?

Likely a hydrocele: Hydrocele is a collection of fluid around the testicle which in 8-month-old is likely communicating with the abdominal.Peritoneal cavity. Usually causes no discomfort unless large & tense. Needs to be seen urgently if painful to rule out testis torsion. Suggest you see a pediatric urologist or surgeon as a denovo hydrocele at his age may require minor surgery, i.e. Inguinal hydrocelectomy. ...Read more

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My 8-month-old baby girl seems a bit cross-eyed, and some said it will be back to normal as she grows older, is that right?

My 8-month-old baby girl seems a bit cross-eyed, and some said it will be back to normal as she grows older, is that right?

Depends on the situa: What appears to be crossed eyes in some kids is just a broad nasal bridge which does grow out & loose its effect over time.A light that strikes the pupil at the same spot on both from a distance would show the eyes can line up normally.Yet any time eyes seem to drift apart or cross frequently, you should have your dr check it.Failure to do so could may impair the success of treatment if needed. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medication can you give to an 8 month old baby for having a runny nose and quite a bit of sneezing?

What over-the-counter medication can you give to an 8 month old baby for having a runny nose and quite a bit of sneezing?

None: Normal saline nose drops followed by suctioning the mucus is the most effective for young infants. Keep the air humid with a vaporizer. Do not use honey for infants under 1 year; it can cause botulism which can be fatal. If fever, decreased feeding, lethargy, breathing difficulty, wheezing-see your dr. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

Could Be, but..: To help you i would need a few more clues. Right now i would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more