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When your child gets stung or bitten, you just want to help make it better as soon as possible. How do you know if it’s improving on its own or needs a doctor’s attention? Find the answers you need here to survive the summer. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

Top Treatments for Kids’ Bee Stings and Bug Bites (Infographic)

Your solutions for common summer irritations

When your child gets stung or bitten, you just want to help make it better as soon as possible. How do you know if it’s improving on its own or needs a doctor’s attention? Find the answers you need here to survive the summer.

Bee Stings and Bug Bites 101. Top treatments and remedies for your kids.

Tags: allergic reaction, allergies, anaphylactic reaction, bug bites, growing pains of parenting, Parents BeWell, skin allergies, summer, summer safety
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  • skehn1969

    what about when the whole area turns purple the next day? My daughter was bit by a yellow jacket and this happened. Had one dr tell me it was an allergic reaction with infection(ER physician) and another dr (normal pediatrician) tell me it was normal

    • Amie

      My son had a bite the turned I to a purple and white puss filled blister. Obvious infection. He drained it and placed him on antibiotic cream and oral.

    • Mel

      I’ve seen them turn purple as blood had come to the surface. Don’t think that’s a sign of allergy.

  • shay

    I’ve been on very strong antibiotics (bactrim and clindamycin) for two weeks for deerfly bites that have turned into staph. There are now seven quarter- sized blisters on my lower legs and I get to go have more blood work tomorrow :( Don’t mess with bug bites- scratching them allows bacteria in. Wear bug repellant, stay indoors at dusk, and if you get bitten- clean the bite, put neosporin and hydrocortisone on it and cover it up!!

  • mwilliams

    Best remedy I’ve used for a bee sting is to cut an onion and apply center of onion to bee sting site once stinger has been removed. Works immediately to reduce swelling, redness and pain; however,, is not effective if not applied within first few minutes.