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Any ideas? Thought it was an insect bite - but now spot getting bigger, hard white centre, painful, red immediately around it and pink patch spreading out...

(6 Posts)
ripsishere Wed 05-Dec-12 04:07:18

Do you have bed bugs? or could he have been bitten by a tick? DD has had both (lucky duck). I imagine if it was bed bugs there would be more not just one isolated bite.
Good luck.

zipzap Tue 04-Dec-12 23:23:28

Thank you!

Wasn't sure if I was just being a worry wort but will go and see if I can draw around it now without waking him up and then will try to take him to the doctor if it's getting any bigger by the morning.

yellowsubmarine53 Tue 04-Dec-12 22:53:37

The red/pink area around the spot and heat make me wonder if it has become infected.

Both of my children have needed antibiotics for infected insect bites - untreated infections can be very nasty. I'd get him to the doctors first thing unless it reduces overnight.

Carry on with the TCP/pain relief in the meantime.

BeaWheesht Tue 04-Dec-12 22:53:03

Much not bloody NYC smile

BeaWheesht Tue 04-Dec-12 22:52:28

Does he have a fever or seem ill ? If so I'd call nhs. Otherwise I'd take him to pharmacy or GP tomorrow - it sounds like its infected. Draw a line round the sore area to see how NYC its spreading - if he has any tracking lines coming out of it then he needs seen immediately.

zipzap Tue 04-Dec-12 22:50:08

DS2 (4) has what I thought was a bite - seemed ordinary - last night. Popped on a bit of tcp and didn't think much of it.

This morning, it was like a tiny pimple - had a white centre but hard and didn't pop so put on more tcp.

This evening the white head part had got quite a bit bigger and was sore to touch when I put on the tcp. It's also more raised and there's a much bigger area of bright inflamed red around it. Then there's now a pink area spreading a fair bit beyond the original spot, also tender and warm.

Do insect bites usually carry on getting worse for such a long time? Or are there any other things that can give a spot that keeps getting bigger?

And any other ideas on what I could do to help ease the pain and make sure it doesn't continue to grow? Or if there is a point that I ought to make a doctor's appointment if it continues to grow?


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