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If you get to the bite quickly enough, AfterBite can work miracles. After the fact, our family uses Solarcaine which includes a mild anesthetic and also cools the skin. In terms of preventing bleeding and scabbing, preventing scratching is key, so anything that reduces the itch at the beginning will help. Also, once a bite is scratched, the healing damage ...


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If you are in the states there are several spray on remedies which seem to work pretty well and you can find them in most drugstores. If you want something more natural my family remedy is used tea bags, fresh but cooled. You press them against the bite for 5 minutes or so. I don't know why but it seems to work. Really though if your kid is a skeeter ...


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Where I live we have two seasons, Winter and Mosquito, so based on decades of experience the best thing is to avoid getting bitten (ounce of prevention = pound of cure) so try: Wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants etc. You can put mosquito repellent onto the clothes if you are worried about your child's skin reacting to DEET. Avoid going out in the ...


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If you plotted a graph with the x axis as Time spent and the y axis as Quality of care, you would not get a straight line on a continuous incline. Too little time is not good, but there is not a direct corellation between time spent and quality of care, nor would it likely be a bell-shaped curve. Are there accepted standards of practice for what ...


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My child had some rashes where mosquitoes bit him - and his pediatrician told us to not use repellant all the time, so we had to mosquito-proof his bedroom. I made fine mesh panels with neodymium magnets along the wooden rim (the window frame was made of iron, so the magnets had a strong grip, and were easy to remove. I also bought two of those electrical ...


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IME the susceptibility to mosquito bites is different from child to child and is greater in smaller children. Tell your child that it's best to ignore those bites. (It can't right now, but it's still the right thing to teach.) Wait. (It will get better the oder he becomes.) Yes, you can apply a lot of pastes and other stuff, but IMO this just makes ...


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Children are mostly at greater risk than adults because they are ignorant of dangers adults are aware of. Adults know (or should know) not to run into the street, stick metal objects into electrical outlets, or poke badgers with sticks. They know not to eat paint chips, chew electrical cords, or wrap blind pulls around their necks. It's also true that ...



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