Tiny puncture wounds - cause?

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My daughter was compaining of something itchy on her back which hurt when she scratches it. I had a look and she has two tiny puncture wounds on her back about 1 cm apart (see photo) There is no swelling, just these two tiny dots which are really irritating her. What could be the cause?

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    No picture Suki?  without a photo I am guessing it is an insect bite.  Possibly trapped inside her top so bit her twice. If she is well and has no fever and the marks dont develop into a rash, it will probably resolve in a few days.  If she becomes unwell she should see a doctor.   
  • Posted

    Hi Suki girl,

    I agree that they are probably insect bites ants,ect...

    Here in Austin Texas we have fire ants and they can really sting you. I would just watch out around your place and loo for any ants or other insects that may have come in.

    Good Luck,


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    If the itch and redness is not going away Monday, call the doctor and get her in...better to be safe than sorry.  If she has breathing difficulties in the meantime take her to the emergency room or urgent care.  Who knows?  Spider bite, bedbug, ant, poke from down feathers.  Whatever it is is causing an allergic reaction.  Ice and cool compress to help relieve the itch.  Antihistamines (Benadryl pill) might help.  Hope she feels better soon.  Good luck. 

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