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2 Bumps

When should I be concerned about bug bites on a baby?

I am not concerned, just wondering at what point I should be worried and what to look for?

Maybe even wondering what hives look like?

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Asked by staciandababy at 11:08 PM on Jul. 27, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Are they oozing? Does she/ they have several? Are they more swollen than an avg. bug bite? What have you tried already? (Cortizone, Benedryl?)

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:11 PM on Jul. 27, 2013

  • She just has red bumps. I have not tried anything. I assumed they were flea bites but they are kind of big.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 11:15 PM on Jul. 27, 2013

  • I'd rub some Cortizone 10 cream on them just so she doesn't itch them too much.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 11:19 PM on Jul. 27, 2013

  • If she gets overly fussy, starts running a fever, or they get bigger/swollen, it's time to worry.

    Answer by idareyou at 11:44 PM on Jul. 27, 2013

  • You might try calamine lotion. It's mild and it really works. It will leave white spots all over your baby where you put it on, but it soothes hives and bug bites beautifully.

    Answer by Ballad at 12:31 AM on Jul. 28, 2013

  • Always

    Answer by escuchar at 12:16 AM on Mar. 11, 2014

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