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Bug bite relief

Mosquitoes love my daughter. They've gotten worse with all the rain we've had lately. Nothing I have tried to relieve the itching works. I've tried: Benadryl spray, Benadryl cream, Bite MD, AfterBite, California Baby summer lotion, CB regular lotion (calendula is supposed to help), Blue Star ointment, Calamine, clear Calamine, Calmoseptine, NuSkin, Blue Star ointment, and baking soda and water paste. I think that's all...

Anyway, when I called my pediatrician (who I don't like anyway) all they could suggest was Benadryl Cream. Which Does.Not.Work on her.

Any other suggestions to what I can use? She's 3.

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Asked by CraftingMama at 9:26 AM on Sep. 8, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (3)
  • Lemon juice directly on the bite and then, after that dries, a baking soda paste. Works wonders!

    Answer by Brawnwyn at 9:27 AM on Sep. 8, 2011

  • I always use toothpaste. We are really allergic to mosquito bites here. It works wonders.

    Answer by Suni at 9:56 AM on Sep. 8, 2011

  • I use toothpaste too, everyone tells me I'm crazy but I use to work for an natural clinic (trying to do things with out medicine, not the all organic type clinic), and that's what we had people use...aquafresh works has to be the white paste type stuff, no gel...and peppermint stops the itch even better...we use to use calamine or anti itch cream but toothpaste works soo much better, just be sure to let it dry

    Answer by aNat2011 at 3:28 PM on Sep. 8, 2011

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