Mosquito Bites

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prynn's picture
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Mosquito Bites

Generally we keep bug spray on Maia when she's out, but today my Mom was rushing to get her out the door (she was fussy) and forgot. 7 HUGE mosquito bites! Mostly she doesn't seem bothered, but the biggest one is right on her jaw near her ear and it seems to be very itchy. I looked around at the store and all the creams are not for under age 2 and the pharmacist said that there was basically nothing she could recommend.

Any ideas of how to help her with the itch, ladies?? She's sleeping now, but I'm worried she'll wake up with it being itchy. I know as a kid Momma would put clear fingernail polish on mine, but I'm not so sure about doing that (mostly because she'll probably peel it off and eat it!). LOL

ash0110's picture
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We use aveeno anti-itch cream. We also have some of the target brand too. Seems to work well for him and his Pediatrician recommended it.

Joined: 02/10/08
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We have a homeopathic roll on remedy - haven't tried it on J, but it sure helped take the itch and burn out of my own bites!

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We actually took G to the doctor this past weekend b/c of bites. They weren't from mosquitos and we don't know what they are from honestly which is pretty scary. Anywho, we are doing the .5% cortizone cream and benadryl (less than 1 ml) twice a day. I talked to both the doctor and pharmacist regarding the 'dose' of each.

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Thanks, ladies!! I will definitely look into the Aveeno! And I was wondering why babies couldn't take Benadryl any longer. MC, was it just the children's Benadryl from the store or did you get it at the doctor's office? That's scary to think she had bites that you didn't know where they had come from! I know I would have been freaking. It seems everything outside wants to eat these babies up! I hope she feels better asap!

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Nathan has had benadryl (target brand) several times because of some of his allergies and some nasty reactions ites. 1 ml. It is just children's bebadryl. Hope that helps!

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Oh no, poor Maia. Are the bites getting any better? I have used a hydrocortizone lotion on Alison a couple of times....seemed to help a bit.

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Thanks, ladies! They did look somewhat better this afternoon. She was still occasionally swiping at the one by her ear, but so far so good tonight... *fingers crossed*

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I hate mosquitoes! We literally cannot leave our house without getting at least one bite. Luckily, they tend to swarm DH rather than me or the kiddos, lol.

We use the 1% hydrocortisone cream if the bites bother them too bad, but usually they seem OK. DH did the research and said it was best to avoid it on their face/near eyes though, or if they'd attempt to eat the cream. The Dr gave us prescription strength for Rachel's eczema and since the OTC cream isn't as strong we figured its OK if we're desperate.

When Rachel had her allergic reaction I read that baking soda in a bath would help, maybe you could make a small paste with water and try that?

Good Luck, and I hope she gets over them quickly.

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this body butter has been my fav for almost any skin irritation
http://www.rockymountainsoap.com/productDetails/1002866/1011591/1000144
used for baby eczema, shaved legs, dry skin, mosquito bites, allergy itches. my bff uses the lavender stuff and swears by it so i tried this one (don't like lavender all that much) and it's FABULOUS!!!

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baking soda paste does work wonders.