my 5 year old son woke up this morning with 3 bites on his forehead, as the day has gone on it has got more and more swollan, to about the size of a egg, and spreading down to the top of nose ( between the eyes ). I have asked him if its sore, but he says it just feels normal, and not even itchy at all. should i be worried? has anybody else had this happen? i havent been worried because i react quite badly to bites, and hes has a bite on his ear before quite similar, but not to this extent.
From the description of the skin reaction, following the bite, it appears to âbe cellulitis with bacterial infection. âOther possible causes can be allergic reactions, which usually present with a enlarged swelling and then subside within the next 24 hours.
The proper treatment of such condition, needs a course of antibiotics and supporting anti-âinflammatory medications or antihistamines.
You may consult with your doctor, for a prescription of the antibiotics. âOver the counter medications like Advil for children, can be given to reduce the inflammatory reaction and help in quick healing. Application of icepacks will also be helpful.
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