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Old 06-23-2008, 07:58 PM   #9
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Re: Swollen Bug Bites...Should I take Nikolas to the DR? Pics ADDED.

If he's not acting like they're bothering him much, I wouldn't bother with the doc. They can't do anything else that you're not already doing, other than take your money and time. If you need the peace of mind of knowing that a doc thinks it is a spider or mosquito bite, then take him in. Otherwise, I wouldn't do it. DS swells terribly for a couple of days if a mosquito gets ahold of him, and everyone's always asking if we went to the doc, but it's not worth it. I've even been for spider bites, and unless it's something severe like a brown recluse (you'd know by now if it was), again there's little they can do. If you're truly worried, call the nurse on call to get some advice before rushing to the doc. GL, I know it's so sad to see such yucky, painful looking bites on your baby.
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