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Child having persistent slightly raised, red spot on the cheek, not sure on it being a insect bite. Suggestions?

my 21 month old has a red spot on his check the size of a dime. It started off small and I assumed it was a mosquito bite. But now it is dime size and has not gone away. It has been two weeks. It sometimes looks slightly raised. I brought him to the doctor and they told me to treat it like an insect bite with hydrocortizone. But, they said they weren t 100% convinced on it being an insect bite. Please help.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Jun 2012
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hi ,
thanks for your inquiry

it needs further probing into the history , is it since birth,
is it associated with fever, itching
is there any other spot like this on body
is it blanchable or not,

this can be just an innocent hemangioma
come up with these answers so that the quiry should be solved,

thanks get well soon
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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