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    Default Mozzie bites on 6 mth old

    How do you treat mozzie bites on a bub knowing that what ever you put on them could very well end up sucked off or licked at some stage? I've just popped some bonjela on them for now to see if it has any effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wigglepuss View Post
    How do you treat mozzie bites on a bub knowing that what ever you put on them could very well end up sucked off or licked at some stage? I've just popped some bonjela on them for now to see if it has any effect.

    Any suggestions?

    cheers
    Ouch ... Bonjela? Not bepanthen?

    Is bub in pain?

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    Calamine lotion works wonders for us

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat11 View Post
    I had the same question yesterday and my mummy neighbour told me that I could try phenergan if he's very agitated as it is an antihistamine. I'm not really into medicines before trying the natural remedies first so I tried cold paw paw puree and he was much less agitated. It was very messy though! Just left it on him while he was in the high chair and washed it off in the bath.
    Phenergan would be my absolute last port of call ... In theory a pharmacist won't even give it to you for a child under two. If the baby needs an antihistamine there are probably better medicinal options, like claratyne or zyrtec. Preferably you can buy soov or other mozzie bite tamers from a chemist.

    Paw paw cream sounds like a good idea!

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    I figured bonjela is a anti inflammatory and it doesnt matter if she gets it in her mouth otherwise i would use typical bite creams. The bites don't seem to be bothering her but they are red, raised and look hot.
    Cold pawpaw sound nice, I've used a bit of breast milk too.
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    Default Try some apricot kernel oil

    Apricot Kernel oil is very healing and soothing to inflamed skin, is totally safe to eat, heals up little nicks and scratches in about half the usual time. Can be a little hard to find in shops, though. My friends bub had bad bites yasterday and she used calamine lotion.

    Bonjela a great idea, if only it worked on the epidermis. Unfortunately it's only absorbed through mucus membrane (mouth, nasal sinus, etc is mucus membrane), and may only be an anaesthetic, not an anti-inflam, but you never know, it may help!

    Unless the bites are really worrying the child, wouldn't be too concerned.

    It really is the season for those damned mozzies!


 

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