Thursday, August 19, 2010
Of bug bites, google searches and swollen eyes
With children around, you always learn something new everyday. Last evening little bunny came back from her kindergarten with two small tiny red dots on her face. Hubby and me examined the red dots carefully and dismissed it as some kind of unexplained rashes. But then when little bunny got up in the middle of the night with a really swollen face we began to panic. The red dots had metamorphed into these giant swells! After several frantic google searches we learnt that we definitely had to rule out an allergy and administer a antihistamine. Phew, luckily we had one at hand. Feeling better, the rest of the night was spent vigilantly checking on any change in her state. Morning came and a visit to the paediatrician revealed that it was a bug bite and the swelling was due to an inflammation of the lymph nodes. The discomfort should clear up in a couple of days was the promise given. Lessons learnt: never ignore the tiniest of rashes, google search results don't always help and importantly dont panic else both you and your little one will have real swollen eyes the next day.