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    Default Reaction to mosquito?

    I noticed this morning that my DS had a couple of bites on his leg and some swelling around his ankle ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1419928859.587905.jpg

    I was slightly concerned as he had cellulitis about 6 weeks ago but figured it was probably a reaction to whatever had bitten him. Gave him Clarentyne and drew around it to see if it spread. Tonight it looks like this

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    Clearly it has spread. We will see a GP but I am wondering - do reactions to insect bites normally spread like this? I don't know anyone who reacts badly to Mosquitos, etc so not sure if it looks and behaves similarly to what we are seeing.

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    My DD was covered in bites the other day too poor thing, and she had a bite that looked exactly like that pic. I soaked her foot in a bucket of bentonite clay, Epsom salts and some lavender. Worked a treat coz the redness went away not long after.

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    Sounds like it could be "just" bites then. I was just a bit concerned because of the recent cellulitis - it looked a bit similar as this when it started but was shinier and accompanied by a temp. The bites don't seem itchy but his leg is sore where it's swollen.

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    Hugo is same he looks like he has chicken pox!!!

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    Just thought I would update to say that home visiting GP last night confirmed it was a reaction to the bites - prescribed predmix and recommended claretyne as well. I haven't bothered with filling the predmix script as it looks better today (though really bruised, swelling has gone down).
    @monnie24 I hope Hugo isn't too bothered by his spots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sajimum View Post
    Just thought I would update to say that home visiting GP last night confirmed it was a reaction to the bites - prescribed predmix and recommended claretyne as well. I haven't bothered with filling the predmix script as it looks better today (though really bruised, swelling has gone down).
    @monnie24 I hope Hugo isn't too bothered by his spots!
    Glad they are going down. I have tried everything. I'm trying stay away from deet but seriously my kids get so badly bitten dd has started itching now (almost 2). I've just bought an indoor bug zapper from Bunnings I'm not sure where you live? It cost $80 I used the 3M wall bracket things I'm hoping it helps

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    My DS (6 now) reacts like this too mozzie bites, we were told he would grow out of it and he has gotten better but not completely. For him we used Zyrtec and a cream on the bite if we notice it straight away (I think it's dermaid). A couple of times he had a few bites close together that blistered and popped then quickly got a skin infection and that required antibiotics, once including a hospital stay, but that hasn't happened in years thankfully. I really feel for anyone who reacts to them I think they are bad enough normally!

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    My dd also reacts like this to bites, as well as the bug zapper, we've put a fan in her room, this seems to stop the mossies from getting to her during the night as we haven't had any bites since we put that in.

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    Alternatively, try essential oil like Citronella or a blend called Purification to keep the bugs, mosquitoes away and for insect bites. I would use only therapeutic grade. It works well for my friends who put their children in child care with outdoor play areas.
    I can point you to where to get them.


 

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