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My 6 y/o son got a bug bite behind his ear that has caused his outer ear to swell. There is no discharge or problem other than the swelling. Can he go to a 1/2 hour swim lesson?

Need an immediate answer. have to leave for lesson!
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Pediatrics
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Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Greetings,

Sorry for the problem with your son. Due to bug bite there is a break of skin or a puncture wound. Immersion in water, can predispose to infection. In my opinion, it will be safer to avoid swimming till the inflammation subsides.

Hope this information will help you.
Wish his healthy life.
Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I did not take him as advised. If I had told you that the bite was about 12-13 hours old and that the bite spot had a scab on it, would that have changed your recommendation?
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 8 years ago
No, the recommendation will be the same. As the scab can get soaked with water & fall off opening the bite site.

Any query, please feel free to ask.
It will be my privilege to assist you.
Regards.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks for the prompt response this morning and the follow up. No further questions, no response to this note needed. Logging off
Pediatrician: Dr. Su S., Pediatrician replied 8 years ago
You are always welcome to JA. Regards.
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