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    Poor little thing. I hope they heal quickly.

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    I took him to the Dr and he said we can get a blood test for allergies if we want.
    I have concerns as the reactions are getting worse as he gets older ( not better as I expected them to). Does anyone know if anaphlactic reactions can develop later or if he is going to have that would it have happened already?
    I'm not sure regarding insect bites, but I know it can happen with medication. I have a couple of family members who developed allergies to certain antibiotics in early adulthood. They tolerated the ABs fine in early childhood, started getting a mild reaction in their teens (eg. faint rash, then darker rash) and then it developed into an anaphylactic reaction.

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    Thanks everyone. I am a nurse myself and I have also seen the reactions develop over time with meds - and given the worsening of the bites that's what made me worry. I am still undecided - it was just a BB gp that I went to so I might go and ask a GP that I know and trust for their opinion on the blood tests. The blisters on the bite broke yesterday so now it's just a sore but that is a good 5 days later!

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    Ds1 gets bad reactions to mozzie bites. They go hard, red and swell to about a 20c-50c coin size. He scratches them till they become sores too. I give him polarmine antihistamine as soon as I notice them and dab them with pinetarsol if they are bothering him. That combination seems to help slightly and he doesn't seem so uncomfortable. I also put some pinetarsol in the bath if he has a few mozzie bites at once.

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