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Question: 13 year old female with possible allergic reaction

 jojoandprince - Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:01 am

My thirteen year old daughter was playing outside when she realized a bug bite/sting on her arm. It was itchy and red. There was a small hole where it had happened. We don't know it was like that or if she itched it so bad that it opened. The next day her arm was swollen where the bug bit/stung her and hives had formed and both arms and all over body. It was no longer itchy but it tingled occasionally. Her throat did not swell close and she did not have any difficulty breathing. A few days later it was just raised a little bit, but the hives are still there. We noticed a white dot in the center of the bug bite/sting just recently. We do not know what bug did this or if it was a bite or a sting. She is allergic to mosquitos but it normally just swells a little and itches. Other than that she has no history of allergies or allergic reactions.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:18 pm

User avatar Hello,
You should discuss this with your pediatrician who may wish to prescribe an epi pen for emergency epinephrine should she be bitten again. This would be to prevent a serious reaction where her breathing could be interrupted. It is best to be prepared.

Best wishes.

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