Ok well not bitten, but her newborn had developed a scary looking absess on his little bottom, it actually looked like a weeping hole
she took him to the docs and even A&E, all she was told was to change his nappy more often (she was really annoyed, as she had been changing every hour to see if it helped!) and put sudocreme on, the little mite screamed everytime it was touched
I asked what nappies she was using - pampers dry-max. I told her that some babies had had reactions to the chemical in them, so she switched to eco-disposables (couldn't convince her on the cloth) and within days the "hole" was healing up. I don't think thats a coincedence!
I just feel sad everytime I hear something like this. So many mums have complained of their child's constant nappy rash and blamed it on teething or whatever, they just never question what their putting on their child's skin, as if something thats marketed for babies should always be tested to the extreme and is perfectly safe for their child. Some nappy companies have marketed themselves so well, they're not even doubted when their product harms a child
I wish the health professionals my friend had seen were more informed too, they just doubted her as a mother first.