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Old 06-23-2008, 07:09 PM   #1
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Nikolas got 3 bug bites Thursday night and today (Monday) they became wuite swollen, red, and have some pus.

I am going to upload pics...What do you think? Do you think I should take him in? I put cortizone on them, is there anything else I should be doing???

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I feel so helpless.

The blue marks are pen where I marked to be sure they were not getting larger.
There is 1 on his hand, 1 on his arm, and 1 on his leg.
They are all about the size of a dime.

Sorry the pics are so big, I'm too tired to resize.


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Old 06-23-2008, 07:37 PM   #2
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Oh Shannon! Those look terrible. I would definitely take him in. Do you know what bit him? Is he acting like they're bothering him?
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Oh Shannon! Those look terrible. I would definitely take him in. Do you know what bit him? Is he acting like they're bothering him?
They do look horrible. They look worse in the pics but they are bad.

I *think* he got bit by a spider.

He has NO other signs of infection, allergies...except the swelling.
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definately take him to a dr. those look bad
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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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Re: Swollen Bug Bites...Should I take Nikolas to the DR? Pics ADDED.

Hey mama,
Those also look like they could be bed bug bites.
They do look abnormally perfectly round though, lol.
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Hey mama,
Those also look like they could be bed bug bites.
They do look abnormally perfectly round though, lol.
They are not bed bug bites. I promise. We lost almost EVERYTHING we owned about a year ago to bed bugs. We are still in a law suit over it. Thank you for the suggestion. I know more than I'd ever wish to know about bed bugs.
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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.
Thanks mama. This is exactly how I feel.
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