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During the hot summer months, bug bites are one of the unpleasant things almost everyone has to deal with. From gnats flying in faces, wasps dive-bombing and sometimes stinging, and itchy mosquito bites pestering people for days – sometimes summer is hard to take. While most people can swat away pesky insects, children are often too distracted by playing to notice the effects on their skin (unless a wasp or yellow jacket gives a sting, of course). Many parents think that bites and stings are just a “normal” part of summer, but protecting the skin of young children is very important.

While most people in the United States do not have to worry about catching a horrible disease from insect bites, there are still complications that can arise from children and insects. Children have very delicate skin that changes and matures over and over again while they are young. Applying bug spray on children is not advisable while they are young because harmful chemicals can pass through their skin and into their blood stream. Protecting them with long sleeves, pants, and avoiding areas with high numbers of insects can help cut down on unwanted insect bites.

When children do get bitten, it is important for parents to watch the bit area closely. Children’s skin will have a common reaction of a small bug bite, but parents need to monitor the area to make sure the bite does not spread or become infected. By cleaning the area with soap and water, parents can remove any contaminated particles that an insect may have left behind in order to prevent infection. If an infection does occur, Dr. Jamie Weisman at Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta can help your child find relief from the infected area. If the itching sensation becomes intense, Dr. Weisman can prescribe a topical treatment to relieve itching, reduce swelling, and treat the bug bite.

Call Medical Dermatology Specialists with any concerns you have about your child’s skin. Our office accepts patients of all ages and looks forward to helping you keep your skin healthy.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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Contact Medical Dermatology Specialists

If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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