We assumed that the child was bite by a mosquito. We gave her a bath. Today the area is swollen. What do you recommend we do next.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 19 months
Applied alcohol to the swelling. The bite is located on her forehead.
Hello, if no trouble breathing or widespread hives, then you can apply topical benadryl to the area if it is itching. No further medical attention is needed for an isolated insect bite. ER immediately if any systemic symptoms.
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Pediatrician, Board-certified in Ped Hematology/Oncology