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Question: 3yr old daughter with swollen leg from a bite


 stephanieluvsu22 - Mon Aug 06, 2007 10:52 pm

my 3yr old daughter was bit by something and has had a swollen calf for days, she is taken benadryl, but other than that has no past issues or allergies known. i have soaked her leg in warm water, and it didnt help any. Nor does benadryl. does she need antibiotics?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:19 am

User avatar Hi Stephanieluvsu22,

If she continues to have swelling for days it is possible that she has an infection that may need antibiotics. This is especially true if she has any redness or pain in the area.

It may also be that she does not have a bacterial infection but has a significant amount of inflammation going on.

I would recommend she be seen by her doctor to have this evaluated.

Best wishes.

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