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15 month old child, swollen left eye, redness, could be bite or bump. Will benedryl help?

Hi. My 15 month old woke up with a grossly swollen left eye. It is red, swollen shut, and the redness extends toward his left ear. Yesterday afternoon we did notice what could have either been a bite or a bump from his 2 year old sister. Just wondering if I should dose with Benedryl or just wait and see if it continues to swell?
Asked On : Thu, 19 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response

human bites are highly infective especially anaerobic.
swelling could be a cellulitis or a hematoma
can be diffrentiated after seeing by a doctor
do consult
benadryl is not going to help.

take care
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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