Delta Kids and Bug Bite Dangers

   Posted by: Phil   in Child Health

Delta Kids and Bug Bite Dangers Healthy Delta kids love to play outdoors, but BC parents need to be aware of a potential danger: bug bites. The ability to tell a harmful bug bite from a benign one is essential to keeping your active Delta child safe.

Flea bites are common in Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. They appear as a rash on a child’s skin with individual raised spots that might have a puncture in the center. Delta children will usually complain of itchy skin if they have been bitten by fleas.

Bee and wasp stings, also common in the Vancouver area, can be differentiated by the number of stings. Bees only sting once, lose their stinger and then die, whereas wasps (as well as hornets and yellow jackets) can sting multiple times. BC homes often harbor wasp nests under the eaves.

The sting of a fire ant will usually cause Vancouver kids to have a red hive that may develop into a itchy, pus-filled lesion. Chiggers, which are tiny arachnids, cause multiple itchy red welts on kids’ skin. Check your local Delta drugstore for itch-relief products and watch the welts for signs of infection.

Ticks bites will cause an uncomfortable redness on your Vancouver child’s skin and may even swell. Since ticks can carry harmful diseases, you should contact your Delta area pediatrician if you child has had a tick bite.

My name is Phil Hoskins and children’s health is very important to me. I sell a fantastic nutritional product for Delta families. Call me at 604.943.8598 if you would like more information. Thanks for visiting my Delta children’s health blog!

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