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Old 06-23-2008, 08:00 PM   #11
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Hey mama,
Those also look like they could be bed bug bites.
They do look abnormally perfectly round though, lol.

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Old 06-23-2008, 08:02 PM   #12
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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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Old 06-23-2008, 08:03 PM   #13
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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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Old 06-23-2008, 08:06 PM   #14
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the one on the arm kind of looks like a tick bite.... my LO's have gotten many spider bites (unfortunately they are ALL over the place) and as long as it doesn't get really tender, try putting ice on it and watch it for a day or two. It should get "better" as each day passes, I hope that helps!
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question, do they feel "hot" to the touch? swollen (like a lump)?
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:09 PM   #16
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I too thought they looked like tick bites, and I'd have him checked out. I don't know that i'd rush to ER, but I'd definately call an on call DR/nurse. Esp if they are warm to touch.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:12 PM   #17
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You've got lots of good advice, so I have nothing to add. I'm sorry your LO has such terrible bites!
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I would call your pedi at home and talk to the nurse for some insight from them. Hope the night went okay.
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Your doc really won't do anything (I speak from experience here as I am the ped). There's nothing that can be done other than giving some benadryl for itching, using the topical hydrocortisone and applying ice to them. Make sure you are using a good insect repellent in the future.
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Thanks mamas. THey look a bit better this morning but he is still sleeping so I haven't gotten a really good look yet.

They are not warm, but certainly swollen and "hard" to the touch.

I am going to get some BM from my SIL today and put that on them. The best medicine IMO and also apply some more ointment.

(Off to google tick bites.)
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