Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
178 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes fever and swollen face while suffering from insect bite?

a 7 year old child had an insect bite that become very infected last week, treated with antibotic, within 3 days her temp is at 103 (for 6 days), was given Tylenol q 4 hours and Motrin q 6 hours, another antibotic, face is slightly swollen, today her tongue hurts. She has not eaten much in a week; but is drinking.
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Drug/Medication ,  
Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi,

Sometimes insects inject bacteria also which can cause bacterial infection. Take antibiotics approximately for recommended duration. The fever will come down.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Rajmohan, Pediatrician
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

Dear Dr, My 5yr old boy has swollen palms along with severe itching from yesterday. The doctor says it could be an insect bite. There is a slight...

Recent questions on  Antipyretic

doctor1 MD

HI. We are on Vacation in the Moutains. My six year old son complained yesterday with a tummy ache, which only lasted a little while. Last night as...

doctor1 MD

my 6 month old daughter has a viral infection..I know the only thing i can give her is motrin and tylenol..any other ideas to help her feel...

doctor1 MD

My 10 y/o son got struck directly on his penis last nightby hard hit grounder baseball. His pain was immediate but he was able to walk a few...

doctor1 MD

a 7 year old child had an insect bite that become very infected last week, treated with antibotic, within 3 days her temp is at 103 (for 6 days),...

doctor1 MD

what kind of pain medication would I take for rectal pain?

doctor1 MD

7 MONTH'S BABY SUFFERING FROM COLD FOR 8 DAYS WAS USING CEFPODOXIME AND ZYR COLD SYRUP.BUT NOW HE IS IN FEVER THAT REACHES TO 102F IN EVERY NIGHT...

doctor1 MD

I'm nursing my one year old. I've been taking pepto bismal for the last two days. I just looked up the info and it says not to take. She has a...