How do I treat a mosquito bite?
Camping, fishing, hiking and outdoor exploring can leave you open to mosquito bites. After all you are now in their home, on their territory. Mosquito bites are so common, some people have a built up immunity from their effects. Although the majority of bites are minuet, some can be painful, especially in the situation if they get infected.
You can keep a bite site clean and help to avoid infection by not scratching. The most important thing to remember is that the itch is pretty much the worst part of the bite. If you scratch it, you create an open wound that later can get infected thereby actually making the problem worse.
Try washing the skin with antibacterial soap and water, and then place ice directly on the bite to reduce the itch and reduce the swelling. If you have anti itch cream, apply that to the site. If you don’t have any some common household products that can help are aloe Vera or make a paste of baking soda and water. You can reduce your small children’s discomfort and also can reduce scratching by applying a band aid to the affected area.
The most important thing to remember is not to scratch.
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