Hi im having a problem with my 5month old... When he wakes most mornings i find just one bite on him (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
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replied December 28th, 2017
Any Dermatological conditions cannot be diagnosed without a proper medical history and physical examination.

The most common sources of insect bites in the home are bed bugs, human fleas, pet fleas, bird fleas, ticks, Spiders, and other bugs. But the exact insect cannot be identified just by the history provided here.

Most Insect bites will result in varying grade of inflammatory reaction which can result in symptoms like pain, redness, mild swelling and itching.

In addition, inflammatory response of the body, which varies from person to person, changes the appearance of the bites.

Keeping the wound clean with antiseptics and use of topical antibiotics (triple antibiotic) can help prevent secondary infection and aid healing. Use of antiinflammatory medications can help with any swelling and pain. Any associated itching can be helped with the use of antihistamines (benadryl).

If you have any doubts, consult your doctor and seek proper advice.

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