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Treatment post an insect bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My daughter 10 years old, got an insect bite yesterday at the park. I did not see it but my brother did. He said it was a mosquito and he caught saw the drops of blood on her leg. Later, she had some pain in her leg and by nighttime she had a rash on her torso. I applied calamine lotion to it and it seems to have disappeared. The area of the insect bite is red, and swollen. It is tender to touch and feels hot. Should I take her to the ER?
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   My daughter 10 years old, got an insect bite yesterday at the park. I did not see it but my brother did. He said it was a mosquito and he caught saw the drops of blood on her leg. Later, she had some pain in her leg and by nighttime she had a rash on her torso. I applied calamine lotion to it and it seems to have disappeared. The area of the insect bite is red, and swollen. It is tender to touch and feels hot. Should I take her to the ER?
Doctor :   Ys
Doctor :   Yes it is important
User :   ok why
Doctor :   Since she is very young
Doctor :   and they cannot really complain properly
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   What is the age?
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