My ds, 2.5, gets absolutely huge welts any time he gets a mosquito bite. HUGE! Last summer he got two on one ear and the ear swelled up four times its normal size. Now he's got three- one his back, his arm and his eyelid, with the one on the back and the arm about 3"x1" and the one on his eye nearly swelling his eye shut. On his arm and back I've used a Benedryl stick to help with the itching but I'm not sure it's done anything for the swelling. We put an ice pack on the eye. I guess my concern here is what would happen if he were to get stung by a bee, or something more harmful- something that could cause a reaction so severe it could stop his breathing or something like that? Does anyone have any experiences? If this is like you or your loved one, or you have any ideas, do you carry around some sort of remedy for a just-in-case situation??
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6/18/07 at 3:55pm