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How To Protect Your Child From Mosquito & Insect Bite Rashes

Dr Pranjal Kale
0 to 1 years

Created by Dr. Pranjal Kale
Updated on Sep 10, 2020

Reviewed by Expert panel

Mosquito and insect bites are common in children and can lead to irritation, itching, redness, swelling and also bumps. There are many reasons why your baby may show mosquito or insect bites on their body. Some of these include unclean environment (stagnant water, open garbage etc), dampness in the air which is also true for Monsoons, wearing short pants and leaving skin exposed, uncovered food items so on and so forth.

Therefore it is important to know of ways to treat mosquito bites. This can be done by keeping the environment dry, clean and airy, keeping the doors closed, using mosquito nets while also making sure your child is well-covered. You can also apply a mosquito/insect repellent on your baby's skin. Mosquito Bites can be identified by indicators like dark spot, red bumps, swollen area, raised and prominent skin. How to Handle Insects and Bug Bites and what are the Ways to Relieve It?

It is important that you make sure that the bite or rash is not worsened . You can apply soothing lotion or ice and prevent the baby from scratchy areas. Other remedies for mosquito bite relief include using Lemon, Garlic, Baking Soda, Aloe Vera, Honey.

Learn from Pediatrician Dr. Pranjal Kale on How to Protect Your Child from Mosquito & Insect Bite Rashes.

Watch the entire video with Dr. Kale to know all about Infections and Diseases during Monsoons in Children, What to Avoid in Child's Diet in Monsoon Season and baby care tips during rainy season. 

 

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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