These bug bites can be scary for parents though, since even a 'normal' reaction to a bug bite, as shown in the picture above, can include redness, swelling, and warm skin.
Some tips to remember about bug bites include that:
- if your child is having an allergic reaction following a bug bite, he will likely have other symptoms in addition to the original bite.
- if your child's bug bite has become infected, then the redness, swelling, pain, fever, and any other symptoms will likely worsen a day or two after the bug bite. Any spreading redness or swelling on the first day of the bite is likely from the initial bug bite and not a sign of an infection. Call your pediatrician if you think your child's bug bite is becoming infected though.
- regular use of insect repellents can help your kids avoid many bug bites.