My son has an unusual reaction to mosquito bites. They swell up to about the size of a golf ball. Last year, we sprayed him with repellent and had him wear a bug band that my MIL got from QVC. It helped, but he still had bites. Our doctor had me give him Zyrtec in the morning and Benadryl every 4 hours, plus putting Cortizone on them. He was still itching, plus now he's tired any grumpy. We go on vacation in about a week, an island down south. There are tons of mosquitos. My question is, what else can I try to help with the itching, besides medicating him so much?Answer Question
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:14 AM on Jun. 23, 2012
Answer by aeneva at 12:39 PM on Jun. 23, 2012
Answer by missanc at 2:20 PM on Jun. 23, 2012
Answer by isabellalecour at 12:30 AM on Jun. 24, 2012
What kind of repellent are you using... maybe it's not strong enough. Also, the Zyrtec might not be working... try Allegra, it's seems to be a better antihistamine. Then only use the Benadryl if he actually gets bit. The bites will itch... there is no gettign around that, it's the same for everyone. Have you tried soaking a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and holing that on the bite for a few minutes every 30 minutes of so?? That can help a lot as well.
Answer by Crafty26 at 1:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2012
Answer by preacherskid at 12:14 AM on Jun. 26, 2012