Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bug Bite or Rug Burn?

Yesterday when I got home from work, I noticed this circle on Kyson's arm. I asked Kris if he knew anything about it and he said that he thought it was a rug burn. I found it odd that it was a perfect circle, but I didn't question it any more than that.

Later that night Kyson wanted to go see Grandma and Grandpa so I took him to my parents house for a short visit. I asked my mom to look at the circle on his arm. She looked at it and said, "This is a bug bite." Then my dad looked at it and he said the same thing. It had a small dot in the center and it was a perfect circle. So I looked at it a little more closely and I thought the same thing. My mom suggested I get Kyson into the doctor the next day to have it looked at. That night as I drove home from my parents' house, I told Kris that my parents thought I should take him to have it checked out, and he started worrying about hobo spiders because our pest control guy had seen one in our garage, and last week Kris saw a spider in the house.

The more I thought about it, the more I decided it would be best to take him to the Instacare and be safe. Our copay is the same whether it's the family doctor or the Instacare. I got him in 5 minutes before they closed and didn't get home until 11:00pm. It was a rug burn.


satomblablabla said...

Actually, Kel, that looks a lot like ring worm! Google "ring worm" and look up the images. You'll find some pics that look exactly like Kyson's round circle.
I'm surprised that Instacare did not suggest that??

Deb-t said...

I'm quite surprised the doctor didn't suggest ringworm also! They are perfectly round in shape with a lighter center. My son had it when he was young, too. It's a bugger to get rid of. Anyway, if it truly is a rug burn, I've never seen one like it!