Mosquitoes Really BITE!!

My six year old suffers from a mosquito bite allergy… I think.

Every year we end up in the doctors office (usually twice a year) because it gets red, swollen and hot.
Then we end up on an antibiotic or they send us home to wait a few more days and  try
Benadryl and cortisone cream and then we end up back at the doctors office and
 then we get the antibiotic because cellulitis is starting to happen.
Does this sound like you or your child???
 The immediate reaction to an insect bite usually occurs within 10 to15 minutes after the incident, with local swelling and itching, which may disappear in an hour or less. A delayed reaction may appear in 12 to 24 hours with the development of an itchy red bump, which may persist for days.
Large local reactions to mosquito bites are very common in children and toddlers seem to have a reaction within minutes to the bite.
Here is what I have learned after numerous mosquito bite issues over the years with him.
PREVENTION IS KEY
1. Try to stay indoors around dawn and dusk.
2. Wear long sleeves and pants in light colors even a hat if you must be out at those times.
3. Try a insect repellent spray.
4. Use citronella candles when having fun outdoors.
5. Try a yard spray to knock-down and repel mosquitoes like this all-natural garlic spray.
(have not tried it yet, but I am intrigued)
6. Fix any holes in your screens and make sure your screen door closes quickly.
7. Do not wear perfume when outdoors.
8. Eliminate any standing water in your area if possible.
TREATMENT
Once bitten here is my regime for combating the reaction.
1. See if you can find the pesky culprit and kill it before it can strike again.
2. Wash area gently with hand soap. DO NOT RUB AREA. pat dry.
3. Apply a cold compress or ice pack for swelling (as often as needed)
4. Apply Topricin for Children to bite three to four times daily or as needed.
5. Circle area with a pen to outline any redness, swelling, or heat and watch it to make sure it is not getting bigger, redder or hotter. Call doctor if it does not start looking better within two days from bite you may be getting cellulitis. Also watch out for any fever, vomiting, headaches which might be a symptom of disease mosquitoes spread.
6. Try an oatmeal bath.
Once I found Topricin, things really started to change for us in the war on mosquito bites.
This is why I like Topricin:
Topricin® Junior Ingredients:HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINES (HPUS)… PURPOSE
Aesculus hippocastanum 6X… Relieves pain in the lower back, hip and spine
Arnica montana 6X………………Treats pain of impact, falling injuries and contusion to muscles and joints
Belladonna 6X…………………….Treats muscle spasms, night leg cramps
Bellis perennis 6X………………. Excellent for bruises, muscle soreness and sprains
Calendula officinalis 4X………….Promotes rapid healing of the skin
Crotalus horridus 8X……………. Relief of impact injuries and deep muscle bruising
Echinacea 6X…………………….. Relieves sharp stitching pain in joints and muscles
Graphites 6X……………………… For skin conditions
Hypericum perforatum 6X……… Excellent for nerve pain and impact injuries to fingertips, toes and tail bone
Lachesis mutus 8X……………….Relief of sciatic pain, and carpal tunnel
Naja tripudians 8X………………..Relieves nerve injury pain
Rhus toxicodendron 12X………..Pain relief for muscle cramping, joint and post-surgical pain
Ruta graveolens 6X…………….. Relief of injuries to the knee, shin and elbow
Sulfur 8X…………………………… Relieves itching, stinging and irritations of the skinINACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purified water, Highly refined vegetable oils, Glycerin, Medium Chain Triglyceride
We had our first mosquito bite of the season this week.
The culprit got him inside the house through his pajamas, or under them?
I immediately washed the two bites, and applied the topricin and by the second day of applying it 4 times a day the bites were almost gone. Usually be day two we are either on our way  to the doctors.
I am completely in LOVE with this product, finally a safe weapon in the war on mosquito bites!!!Please note- I am not a doctor. This is just what I have found works for me and I am sharing in the hopes it will help someone else. Please consult your doctor if you have any medical questions about mosquito bites, your bite has become hot and swollen and or their is red streaking around the bite.

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