Call 9-1-1 if your child develops
- Red patches on the skin
AND one or more of the following:
- Sudden and severe change in her general condition (e.g., irritability, drowsiness, loss of consciousness)
- Swollen lips or tongue
- Difficulty breathing
- Sudden vomiting
She could be having a severe allergic reaction.
If you see a stinger, remove it. Then, whatever the type of insect bites it is, clean the bite with soap and water. To help relieve itching or reduce swelling, use a cold compress, lemon juice, or a paste made of equal parts baking soda and water.