How Can I Relieve the Discomfort of Children’s Mosquito Bites? When children receive mosquito bites, their discomfort can be difficult for parents to endure. Thankfully, there are some creative home remedies that can supply them with some relief from the scratching.

Home Bug Bite Remedies

  • Honey is antiseptic and antibacterial, and can also reduce inflammation.
  • Aloe vera gel might be something you only break out for sunburns, but it can seriously reduce itchiness as well due to the cool feeling it provides to the skin.
  • You can also create an oatmeal bath or mix a paste of oatmeal and water to apply directly onto the bites.

What Warning Signs Should I Watch Out for When My Child Has a Mosquito Bite?

While most mosquito bites are simply an itchy nuisance, mosquitoes can carry serious diseases and have extreme consequences if they are not properly treated. Watch out for the warning signs of an illness related to a mosquito bite.

Bug Bite Warning Signs

  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Allergic reactions
  • Signs of infection such as swelling, pus or bites that are warm to the touch
If your child has a rash or other concerning symptoms, we are always here to take a look at them! Contact us to schedule an AFC TeleCare appointment with the AFC Urgent Care Chapman Highway team today.]]>