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spider bite or what? maybe staph?

my 2 yr old has a bite on her butt that takes up overhalf her buttcheek. its really red and really big..has somewhat of a head on it but not exactly. its like an egg under her skin...any idea what this could be? she has appntmt tomorrow but im worried!!!

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Asked by youngandafraid at 9:11 PM on Jul. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • mrsa often looks like a boil with a hole in the center. idk, without a picture, but good luck at the dr appt.

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 9:16 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • ' MD had us draw a circle around the red zone to watch for change~if it gets bigger you want to know~

    Answer by surfcitymom at 9:20 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Depending on when you noticed it, it could be a bite- drawing a line around the red zone is always the first thing I do, so that I know if it has gotten bigger. I am DEATHLY allergic to most insect bits/stings/arachnid bites/etc. One of my children is too... Watch for any changes in behavior, if she starts wheezing, take her to the ER IMMEDIATELY- you may only have minutes at that point.

    My reactions are not immediate, and may take as long as 12 hours to present. It's effing scary.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 9:36 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • It could be a bite or just a little pimple that got infected.... it sounds like she has what is called CELLULITIS... and infection of the skin. It could easily be a staph infection. If it gets any bigger or she has fevers I wouldn't wait until your appointment. In the mean time... put warm wash clothes on it to try to bring it to a head.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:35 PM on Jul. 12, 2010

  • Sounds like MRSA. Dh had it a couple of months ago. We thought it was a spider bite. Take her to the dr. asap.

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 9:43 AM on Jul. 13, 2010

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