My little boy received a mosquito bite high on his forehead yesterday morning. Today he has woken with an eye so swollen, it is almost shut. He complains of being a little but is otherwise fine and has no fever. I've given him Benadryl-equivalent and ibuprofen. Any ideas? I feel mildly worried.
Hi there, WHen my daughter was little, she would swell up from a mosquito bite. I am not sure if its because they are so small, but her bites would be HUGE on her little body. Get some cortisone cream )family dollar stores have this inexpensive) I put this on her bites along with hte Benedryl. Bless his litle heart. Just keep an eye on him and if he develops a fever or acts sluggish, get him ot the ER. Try a cool compress (wet wash cloth put in the refrig over his little eye. Hope he gets better soon!
Thank you so much - he normally doesn't swell after bites, which is why this one concerned me so much, especially the severity. I will keep an eye on him (scuse the pun!) and watch his energy levels and temp; he's all ok so far (fingers crossed). Will also try the cool compress. Isn't it just awful to see our little ones like this?? Thanks again.
Please be careful about buying any sort of "medication" from the dollar stores. We dont know where that stuff comes from or even if its regulated by the FDA. You are probably better off to go to your local drug store for cortisone creams.
Read the lable from those at Family Dollar/Dollar General Stores.. Active ingredients and inert ingredients are the exact same as a generic/store brand or the pricey ones. Look for the ones marked 1% hydrcortisone. Also, Family Dollar stores buy their stock from MADE IN THE USA.....guess being a Research Lab Tech, I might not have known this........................... There is a 100% money back guarantee on these items as well. Rreputation means a lot to these people, do of course they are not going ot sell something that does not meet the Food & Drug Administration...............
Hi im having a similar problem with my 5month old... When he wakes most mornings i find just one bite (mainly around his head or on his legs) but it is a huge yellowy spot that is raised on the first day, day 2-3 it goes a nasty purply colour has a dry sharp top on it and then fades away ova anotha day or two... I have taken him to doc's, chemist, asked friends and generally am told it is a reaction to mozzie bites... It doesnt bother him at all, even if i touch it, and i have just been using a general antiseptic cream for stings... What worries me is if its just a mozzie why is he only getin one bite at a time, very rarely i find 2? Also i have actually caught mozzies stinging him when we were outside and the bite it left behind was a normal little spot. Could it be that because he is asleep and doesnt disturb the mozzie it bites for longer therefore leaving behind a nasty bite? Does anyone have any other possible insect/critter that could be causing this? He sleeps in a bassinette but regularly ends up in bed with me, and even then i find him with a bite the next day although i had no bites on me. He has mattress protectors always, his mattress is aired at least once a week for a full day in the sun, i've sprayed surface spray all around the bottoms and outside of the bassinette, his sheets are changed almost daily so what else can i do to find the lil critter? Any help will be greatly appreciated
Are you for certain its mosquito bites and not a spider bite? Most spider bites are larger than mosquito bites and have that hard bump at hte bite site. Could you not buy or finda mosquito net or make one to go over and aound the bassinet? I made one myself out of the ballet tulle material for my daughter 24 years ago.
So glad to read about the swollen eye. I swatted a mosquito off my sons eyebrow on Friday and yesterday it was really swollen. Today, so swollen it's almost shut. It keeps getting worse. I was concerned but he's happy and laughing so I figured it was like when he got the bites on his arm, but this was close to his eye. The arms are usually so swollen around the site for a few days, so hopefully the eye will go down on Monday or Tuesday. I will give him benadryl and some cortisone. Thanks for all the advice.
My son woke with 3 bites (mozzie) on his cheek, a huge swollen bite on his leg and his eye is swollen almost shut although I don't see any bites other than cheek and possibly forehead. Thanks I found other comments reassuring, the dpc has given us antihistamines. They don't seem to bother him much but he looks awful.