Baby’s Skin Wound After Being Bitten By A Mosquito?
My baby was bitten by a mosquito, then a wound that appeared like a seed, but long gone and even like a wet wound. What is that? Then can you add ointment?
Hello Brigita, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Previously I was Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Mosquito bites are common. Complaints that will arise are usually bumps, redness, accompanied by itching. These symptoms will disappear by itself. However, in some cases additional symptoms can occur such as raised nodules filled with water, pus arises, wet sores arise, etc.
This above usually occurs due to scratching which causes partial flaking of skin tissue which causes other infections to enter easily. Usually this will not cause serious problems for the child though. As a mother you should not panic about it. Evaluate your child's condition regularly, monitoring the progress of the injury. If the cause is the virus will usually disappear within 2-3 days. But if the cause is bacterial or fungal, the complaint will get heavier and the symptoms will become clearer. Apart from these injuries, you must monitor the temperature, activity of the child, and your child's lust. If there is a disorder / symptoms persist> 3 days, it is recommended that you see a doctor in person.
Right now what you can do is:
Keep breastfeeding as usual. Use mosquito nets in children while sleeping, considering that this is the rainy season. There are many puddles / reservoirs so that mosquitoes can lay eggs. Do not use ointments outside the doctor's recommendation. For now you only have enough to monitor the condition of the wound, keep the wound dry and clean. Consult with your doctor directly if the complaint continues. So many answers from me, thank you very much.
Wish you good health always :)