Doctors believe a 6-year-old girl developed a bacterial infection after swimming in the ocean with a small cut on her face.
A 6-year-old girl was diagnosed with impetigo after swimming in the ocean at Huntington Beach with a small cut on her face.
The next morning she experience swelling around both eyes, her face, neck and arms.
Her mother Nicole Sullivan, said her daughter Bella was treated with steroids, an antibiotic shot, and oral antibiotics.
There was a swimming advisory for high bacteria levels, but the alert was cleared before the girl went swimming.
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Swimming advisories issued 6/8 at Hilton, Huntington, King-Lincoln, & Anderson Beaches lifted, bacteria results below safe levels @CityofNN
— VDH Beach Monitoring (@VDHBeach) June 10, 2016
Swimming advisories issued 6/8/16 at Hilton, Huntington, King-Lincoln Park, and Anderson Beaches due to unsafe levels of bacteria @CityofNN
— VDH Beach Monitoring (@VDHBeach) June 8, 2016