Franklin Park Pediatrics Pediatrician Toledo Ohio
Pediatricians in Toledo, Ohio

COMMON CHILDHOOD ILLNESSES AND CONDITIONS


INSECT BITES

PREVENTION

  • Give Benadryl according to label instructions .
  • Wear long sleeves and pants
  • Use insect repellent such as Sldntastic or Avon's Skin So Soft
  • Attach an unused dryer sheet to the handle of your child's stroller

BEE, HORNET, WASP & YELLOW JACKET STINGS HOME CARE

  • Remove any black dots left on the bite using sterilized tweezers or a needle (this is the stinger)
  • Rub each sting with a cotton ball soaked in a meat tenderizer or baking soda solution or an ice cube

CALL THE DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:

  • You can't remove the stinger
  • Swelling continues after 24 hours

CALL THE DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY IF:

  • Breathing or swallowing is difficult
  • Hives are present
  • There are 10 or more stings

MOSQUITOES AND OTHER INSECTS
Please note that some kids are more sensitive to mosquito bites. Their bites can swell and last 2 - 3 days. Hang in there and try the Home Care options below. HOME CARE

  • Apply firm, sharp, direct pressure to the bite for 10 seconds
  • Apply calamine lotion, Benadryl cream or a baking soda solution to bite area
  • Give the child Benadryl liquid using the dosage chart on the package, if she is really uncomfortable
  • Apply a nonprescription 1/2% hydrocortisone cream

CALL THE DOCTOR DURING OFFICE HOURS IF:

  • Itching or pain interferes with sleep and is not relieved with Benadryl

* The bites become infected

 

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2000 Regency Court
Suite 103
Toledo, Ohio 43623
419-475-5433
www.franklinparkpediatrics.com
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