Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. They can include:
The symptoms of flea, mite, or chigger bites can seem like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
The healthcare provider will ask about your child’s symptoms and health history. He or she will give your child a physical exam.
It may be difficult to tell which type of insect caused the bites. It can also be hard to tell if the symptoms are from poison ivy or other skin condition.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. Treatment may include:
You can help prevent insect bites in your child by:
Call your child’s healthcare provider if your child has the following symptoms:
Call 911 if your child has signs of a severe allergic reaction such as:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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