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Dr. Christina Johns
Senior Medical Advisor, PM Pediatrics

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    | Infections, Rashes

    Bug Bites: What Matters and What Doesn’t

    I just got off the phone with one of my absolute favorite gal pals and she described what sounded like a possible new world record set for bug bites this season: both in number and size. Giant, red, itchy blotches covering skin on exposed extremities as well as along the waistline and back, too. This echoes exactly what I’ve been seeing in my clinical practice this summer: people bringing their children in not only for concern about ticks and Lyme disease but also for dramatic skin reactions to insect bites and fears about allergies, poisonous spiders, and even insect repellents. And I’m not even talking about the bites that got infected. Have you noticed a lot of bug bites on your kids as well? It seems that some mythbusting is in order.   Myth: An inflamed bug bite is an allergic reaction Let me start by saying that while some people seem to react more […]

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