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When should I call a doctor about insect bites and stings in children?

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  • Your child has been bitten or stung near the mouth.
  • The area seems to be getting larger or redder or is oozing, which are signs of infection.

From: Insect Bites and Stings (Children) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Stinging Insect Allergy."

MedLine Plus: "Insect Bites and Stings."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Stinging Insect Allergy."

MedLine Plus: "Insect Bites and Stings."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 11, 2017

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