Saturday, June 5, 2010

Bites found on Hope

Well, I couldn't for the life of me understand why Hope was getting these awful looking bites!

I went to the extreme thinking that they were bedbugs (ewww)..washing all the linens and searching, and vacuming..even putting her to bed with socks..and just being so paranoid. I had my bug guy come over again-telling him that we may have bed bugs etc.

Well-he laughed and told me we didn't and that Hope has an allergy to 'mosquito bites'....huh? Ya! Makes sense..her immunity is not strong enough to tolerate the mosquito bites..and so she has these awful rasberry bites that really don't show up till later on..on at once!! We were horrified!

Well-good news-no bedbugs (eww)...bad news...mosquito season here in Florida with all the rain and fast growing grass, not to mention, we live on the water and many of my neighbors own PONDS!

Well, I felt I should post this-because, PAP's should know about 'all precautions' when bringing their lil sensitive ones on home.

Right now-Hope has cortisone creams galore, triple antibiotic cream and antihistamine;(


Jeanette said...

OMG! Grace wakes up every morning with little red bites around her hair line and sometimes on her face. We have washed everything multiple times and I'm assuming she has an allergy to dust mites. My husband gets the same looking marks and he is allergic. I ordered a allery free cover for mattress. But last night after removing everything from crib (bumper, animals, blankets) she woke up with no marks. I still think it may be dust mites, but after reading your post....I don't know. We have a lot of mosquitos too around here lately.

Also, be careful with cortisone. Our IA doc told us to use very little and sparingly since it can bleach her skin. Good luck!

Jeanette said...

Hey, when are you going to post some pics of your little ones???? :)

The Megerles said...

Poor little Hopee.....Thats no fun!
Thanks for the tip. Also my friend told me about this Dr. Phil episode....I didn't watch it but she said I should.

Kim Abraham said...

Lexi is terribly allegic to mosquito bites too. They get so big and red and she will scratch them until they bleed if we don't cover them with bandaids or clear tape. Since my home grown boys had similar reactions when they were little, and they all eventually grew out of it, I am hoping that Lexi will too.

Anonymous said...

The really big and swollen mosquito bites are common in all young children adopted and biological. It can look so alarming. You might invest in a
bug repellant before she goes outdoors esp (after the rain more bugs out) and in the evening. Lokk and make sure which ones are safe for her age. Sounds like you are doing a great job with your little ones. Best to you.