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Small child, insect bite on leg, red circle around bite. Born with arthrogryposis. Cure?

my daughter is 5 months old and some type of insect bit her leg. she was born with arthrogryposis so she gets foot casting every week. i took off her cast today and i noticed a circle where she was bitten the size of a quarter and its red ans peeled, it looks bad. i do not know if the cast and the fiberglass made it get like that?
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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You have not mentioned the site of the lesion.
Is it in the region covered by the cast? or somewhere near the edges of the cast?

If in the region covered by the cast, it might be allergic reaction to the cast.
If near the edges of the cast, it might be due to irritation of the skin due to movement of the limbs or allergy.

Since you say its red and peeled, you may apply simple antibacterial creams like mupirocin for a week that will act as barrier and heal the infection if any.

If its not getting better/ spreading to other areas, please visit your Pediatrician as some skin problems too can be seen in association with arthrogryposis.

Hope my answer helps you.
Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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