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How to make mesquito bites better.

Every time my 2 year old gets bit, it looks like a welt and gets very large. What can I put on it to make it heal faster and make him more comfortable? I've already used hydrocortozone and benadryl and neither worked at all.


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Asked by Julians_Momma at 10:30 AM on Aug. 17, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • that pink calamine (Sp?) lotion

    Answer by maggiebella25 at 10:31 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • An itch stick... It's works great on our boys.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:33 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • I just put a dab of Neosporin on my LO when she gets them.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 10:36 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • also my grandpa use to put fingernail polish on mine- when it hardened it didn't itch as bad , so since i wasn't itching it , it went away faster. (my grandma had to buy a LOT of fingernail polish -LOL)

    Answer by hotrodmomma at 10:36 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • I do the same as DesertRose.
    Wash the bites with an antibacterial soap, dry well. Dab on some peroxide, when its dry put on some neosporin or bacitracin. The antibacterial soap and the peroxide helps to dry it out quicker thats why I use that.
    Hope the bites get better soon..I know how bothersome they can be! :(

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 10:41 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Wash with warm soap and water often and try itch stick. If he's allergic like I am (where they get 3-4 times larger than other people's) you can give liquid benadryl and / or get a prescription from your child's doctor.


    Answer by lmt_mom2010 at 10:42 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Neosporin with pain relief might help. The fingernail polish is more for chiggers than mosquitos but might keep him from scratching. Some people just welt up more than others, my husband is terrible as was his father. A paste of baking soda and water sometimes helps itching, don't know if it would heal faster.

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 10:44 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • I use neosporin with pain reliever. It has a gentle analgesic that numbs the skin just a little. It works wonders on my DD.


    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:46 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • Also apply cold compress wrapped in a cloth or paper towel. It will reduce irritation.

    Answer by SabrinaBean at 10:55 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

  • a kiss then some removes the itching for us.

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:22 AM on Aug. 17, 2010

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