Want to know when to take your child to the ER?
Go with your instinct!
Yesterday our daughter was bitten by a mosquito.
Her arm was swollen, hot to the touch and blistered.
I gave her Benedryl & ice compresses and put her to bed.
She woke up 4 hours later, and it had gotten bigger and she was complaining of itchiness.
I called her doctor, and decided to take her to the ER.
My husband thought I was overreacting, my my gut told me to take her there!
We did go, & she did have a bad allergic reaction to a mosquito. The doctor put her on Benedryl, a steroid, & cold compresses for a few days.
The point of this, is that when your gut tells you as a parent to react, go with what you feel!
Take it from a Mom Who Knows!