Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Nasty Tick Bite - Warning: Gross Photos!



Okay, so we all get ticks pretty often, and really it's usually no big deal. Both boys have already had at least one in the last few weeks. Well, Adam's bite from about a week ago did not go as well. At first it was a little spot, then each day it grew and eventually it turned into this disgusting site. The bite itself got big and oozy and since it was at his hairline it was making the hair around it all crusty and nasty. Then, we noticed a lump in his skin a little ways further down his neck under the bite, and little pussy bumps started forming all around it. Time to go to the doctor! Joe took Adam to the doctor yesterday, and the RN looked at it. She said it is badly infected (ya think?!) and that him scratching at it has made the infection worse. She didn't think it was Lyme disease, but was uneasy enough about it that she went ahead and prescribed antibiotics as well as a topical antibiotic cream. Lets hope that between those two things that it clears this up quick, because it is SO nasty to look at. (See pics below if you aren't grossed out easily). The first pic isn't as gross, but shows the lump further below too near the bottom of the pic (which is just a swollen lymph node from the infection draining down). The 2nd pic is nasty, and in person is even worse. Poor little guy :(




4 comments:

Peggy said...

Oh my goodness! I am so paranoid about ticks. I hope it gets better soon.

Melzie said...

Oh gosh!! That does look yucky! I couldn't look form school, and I just remembered. Wow, hope it heals real quick!

DEANNA STOPPLER said...

ugh. joe said it was bad, but i didn't think it was THAT bad. poor adam.

Carolyn F said...

Lovely -- I hope it gets better soon!