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My son's hands are swollen..

Posted by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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Does anyone know what could cause this? He was bitten by some ants yesterday, and he had some red bumps all over him but they went away...but all of a sudden his hands just started swelling up today. Should I take him to the doctor or does this normally happen with ant bites?

by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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HomemakinMommy
by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:29 PM

It may be an allergic reaction to the ants I would take him to have it looked at his hands aren't going to swell for no reason

 

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sweetrabozzi
by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:29 PM

I would call the Dr. They will probably tell u to give him benadryl.

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Mdean05
by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Even if he's only two?

Quoting sweetrabozzi:

I would call the Dr. They will probably tell u to give him benadryl.


JuJuBee07
by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Yes! Call the Dr. They will tell you how much is safe to give your son!

Quoting Mdean05:

    Even if he's only two?

Quoting sweetrabozzi:

I would call the Dr. They will probably tell u to give him benadryl.





ShadowRaven
by on May. 8, 2009 at 7:41 PM

It could be cellulitis. It can appear in less than 24 hours.

Here's some info on the symptoms. If he has any of them, he needs to get to a doctor asap.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cellulitis/DS00450/DSECTION=symptoms

http://cellulitissymptoms.com/

The second one has pics of what it can look like.

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Mdean05
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Thanks for the info, he does have a water blister between his fingers that kind of worries me, we are about to take him to the hospital to get it checked out.

Quoting ShadowRaven:

It could be cellulitis. It can appear in less than 24 hours.

Here's some info on the symptoms. If he has any of them, he needs to get to a doctor asap.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cellulitis/DS00450/DSECTION=symptoms

http://cellulitissymptoms.com/

The second one has pics of what it can look like.

 

PurpleNurples
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:37 PM

Keep us posted Mama.  I hope he is well soon.  :

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othermom
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2009 at 8:41 PM

I hope he feels better soon.

Mdean05
by on May. 8, 2009 at 11:36 PM

    Thanks, we took him to the hospital and they gave him some medicine and said it should be better in a few days :)

Quoting PurpleNurples:

Keep us posted Mama.  I hope he is well soon.  :


moretolovemamma
by on May. 9, 2009 at 12:15 AM

Depends on what kinda ants he was stung by. Like fire ants will sting you and u can swell up becauseof the sting if  it dose not get better by tommorrow then id take him to the doc.

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