Treating Mosquito Bites

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How should I treat mosquito bites?

Treating Mosquito Bites

The usual mosquito bite treatments include:

• cool compresses
• antihistamines
• anti-itching compounds
• anti-inflammatory medicines

For a cool compress, apply an ice pack wrapped in a towel or soak a washcloth in cold water and press it on the bite (packaged frozen foods also work well). The treatments listed are fairly inexpensive and available in most grocery, convenience, and drug stores.

It should be noted that some individuals are prone to more severe reactions to mosquito bites than others. If none of the aforementioned treatments alleviate the discomfort caused by a bite don't underestimate the severity of the situation. Seek medical attention to asses the problem.

   

Comments

7/25/2006 5:53:22 PM
Sara said:

This tip works fine if you just want the mosquito bite numb for a while. Another treatment that I have found works quite well is just leaving ice on it for a while, then after you start to feel your bite again, put on some antibiotic oinment. I applied it about every two hours. Then right before going to sleep, I put some baking soda toothpaste on the bite. the next morning, all gone.


2/11/2007 5:47:10 PM
Chelsea said:

yes, good good.


8/13/2007 6:39:30 PM
tess said:

dont use to many cremes or ointment because could bites worse and cause more reactions because of different medicated and chemicalized treatments so the ice thing is a good idea! thanks


8/13/2007 6:39:53 PM
tess said:

dont use to many cremes or ointment because could bites worse and cause more reactions because of different medicated and chemicalized treatments so the ice thing is a good idea! thanks


6/3/2011 6:26:54 AM
Michael said:

I think this particular tip could be a bit more thorough. Maybe?


6/3/2011 6:30:41 AM
Michael said:

I think this particular tip could be a bit more thorough. Maybe? Sara's tip should be added to the tips. It is very good.




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