Insect Bites

Most children will have a decent reaction to mosquito bites. The area will be red, hard and vary in size from pinpoint to a dime/quarter size. This is usually just a local reaction and will respond well to OTC hydrocortisone cream 1%, motrin and cool compresses. If you notice red streaks, rapidly enlarging lesions, or fever, you should call the office for appointments. Insect stings will have a more significant local reaction, and your child may need benadryl for the itching. If your child begins to swell on other parts of the body not close to the sting site, please call the office.