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What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

What should I do if I think my baby has a tick bite?

Observe: Wash the area make sure no other ticks are on body watch for reddness inflammation or rash at site of the bite seek medical care if inflammation should develope. ...Read more

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Tick Bite (Definition)

A skin lesion caused by a tick that attaches to the skin and feeds on blood. Usually painless, a tick bite can lead to a local allergic reaction, or transmit diseases such as lyme, rocky mountain spotted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, ...Read more


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What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

What should I do if I find a tick on my baby?

Relax: After the normal reaction of being grossed out, it is important to remove it. Using tweezers as described is perfect. I also have heard that using soft soap on a cotton ball placed on the tick will get it to release. It is important to get it to release and not disconnect the head. At least call your physician about the tick. Then decide if the child needs to be seen. ...Read more

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What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

What should I do when I get a centipede bite?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

What should I do if I found a really big tick that’s burrowed into my baby’s skin?

Remove it gently: First of all...Don't panic! ticks are common, and most bites are harmless, but you do want to remove them because they can spread disease. The easiest way to remove the tick is to take tweezers, grab the tick at the head or mouth (closest to the skin), and apply gentle pressure upwards (away from skin). Do not use a match or petrolatum, since this will cause the tick to burrow deeper. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a tick bite and just noticed now, what should I do?

What to do if i got a tick bite and just noticed now, what should I do?

Go see your MD: When ever you get a tick bite and question what type it is..Try and actually bring the tick to your doctor. Lyme disease is caused by a very small deer tick compared to the much much larger dog ticks. You should have titres drawn by your primary care just in case. Lyme disease is now prevalent in many areas of the us including the la region where you live. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip. What should I do?

What to do if I have a mosquito bite on my upper lip. What should I do?

Some options: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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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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What should I do if my baby bites while breastfeeding?

What should I do if my baby bites while breastfeeding?

It's OK to pull away: Your baby will constantly try new things, including biting, just because she can or wants to see what happens. The best thing to do is say no gently and pull away. She will quickly learn that biting is not tolerated. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito bite on my penis what should I do ?

I have a mosquito bite on my penis what should I do ?

Leave it alone ...: Leave it alone like you would do after a bite on the leg or other parts of body; our body will take care of itself. However, if having unusual fast severe local or systemic reactions, seek professional care timely. If local epidemic mosquito-related diseases are concerned, a period of close watch is advised. So, there is no perfect set rule to follow. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good but may make you sleep. For the discomfort many people use teabags topically (wet of course) teabags also are good for the pain of sunburn. ...Read more

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My baby got a mosquito bite, and now it looks infected; what should I do?

My baby got a mosquito bite, and now it looks infected; what should I do?

See his doctor: Any insect bite causes a tiny break in the skin, allowing bacteria to get in and cause a local skin infection. One such sore in an older child without fever may respond to topical antibiotic ointment, but a baby with a potential skin infection should be seen to make sure it is not more serious. Sores resembling spider bites may suggest mrsa, a bacteria that needs special antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do after i pop a spider bite? What can I clean it with?

What should I do after i pop a spider bite? What can I clean it with?

Do you know what: Type of spider bite it was? Are you having symptoms? Swelling? Redness? Purulent drainage? When was your last tetanus shot? I don't recommend that you "pop" it. Would err on the side of caution and have this medically evaluated. The medical team can provide wound care and tetanus shot if needed. ...Read more

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I have a pet snake and she bit me on my chest, what should I do to clean the bite?

I have a pet snake and she bit me on my chest, what should I do to clean the bite?

Snake bite: I don't know which snake bit you. Hopefully, not a poisonous one. You should wash your wound with lots of tap water (lukewarm). Don't scrub, scrape or rub the wound. Put an antibiotic ointment and cover it with a bandage. I am not aware of the fact that snake bites are particularly dangerous unlike a venom was shed, so you may observe yourself or choose to go to the doc if you feel worried. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

What do I do if my baby bites while nursing?

Stop the session: It is most effective to immediately stop the feeding session. Do not purposefully yell or scream as this will just scare baby. After a few minutes start nursing again. Babies often bite when they are bored, full or teething. Watch your baby carefully during nursing and if they stop actively sucking take them off the breast. If your baby is teething allow them to chew on washcloths. ...Read more

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What do I do if my baby gets a bee sting?

What do I do if my baby gets a bee sting?

Depends: Depending on the age you could give benadryl (diphenhydramine). Area should be kept clean and dry. Ice numbs the area. ...Read more

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I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

Rash: If truly insect bites, 0TC Benadryl may help. But it could be reaction to food, change in detergent, poison ivy, or any one of hundreds of other irritants. If it's bothering you, see your GP for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if a bug bit me and now my eye is all swollen?

What should I do if a bug bit me and now my eye is all swollen?

Depends: On type of bug, if vision is affected, if not resolving on it's own, if it's warm, tender, puffy with fluid, ulcerated areas then should be examined since may need treatment with antibiotics, steroids etc. A minor mosquito-like small bite can resolve on its own, use lotions, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a tick bite about a week ago and I have this pimple right on my face, normal?

What to do if i got a tick bite about a week ago and I have this pimple right on my face, normal?

Tick & pimple?: If this pimple is not at the site from which the tick was removed it is unlikely that the two are related. ...Read more

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What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

What to do if i found a tick crawling on my leg today. How do I know if it bit me or not?

Did not bite: When a tick bites you it does not let go, it stays attached and does not let go. The fact it was crawling around on your skin it had not bit you. ...Read more