After mosquito bites, it can be rinsed with soapy water or baking soda to neutralize the acid toxin secreted by mosquitoes. In addition, it can be wiped with diluted traditional herbal lotion. If itchy, you can use compound calamine lotion to stop itching. If accompanied by suppuration, erythromycin ointment can be applied locally. If the infection is serious, oral anti-inflammatory drugs should be used. In the case of local redness, swelling and fever, allergy should be considered.
Keep your baby away from mosquito bites
Pay attention to indoor cleanness. Clean regularly and do not provide a place for mosquitoes to hide and reproduce. Don’t forget to use the screen window as a barrier to prevent all kinds of mosquitoes from flying in when opening the window for ventilation. Regularly spray insecticides to the dead corner of the room such as the heating hood and the corner of the toilet, and pay attention to ventilation. It’s best to spray when the child is not around.
In summer, in order to let the baby enjoy a sound sleep, a mosquito net with good air permeability can be added to his small bed; or an electric mosquito repellent can be used, and the mosquito repellent should not be too close to the baby; a proper amount of mosquito repellent can be applied to the baby; when bathing before going to bed, you can drop a proper amount of traditional herbal lotion in your baby’s bathtub to make your baby’s skin smell of traditional herbal lotion after bathing, which also has certain effect on dispelling mosquitoes.
When you go on an outing, try to wear long sleeves and trousers to your baby. You can also apply the appropriate amount of mosquito repellent to your baby before going out. This kind of medicine is usually sold in three forms: paste, liquid and spray. The main effective ingredient is DEET, which has a good effect on repelling mosquitoes. Do not camp near the water source, such as the river, lake, stream, etc., where there will be more mosquitoes in summer. When camping, we must prepare mosquito nets and use all kinds of mosquito repellents. Before going out, make sure to bring enough batteries or electricity to the appliances that need electricity. Try to avoid walking in the grass.
What are the symptoms of babies bitten by mosquitoes?
Mosquito bites often cause dermatitis, which is a common disease in children’s dermatology in summer. Papules or ecchymosis are common in the exposed parts of the face, earlobes, limbs, etc., and there are also papulovesicular or blisters. In the center of the damage, the sucking point can be found, such as the dark red ecchymosis of the size of the needle. The baby will often feel itching, burning or painful, showing fidgety and crying. In some serious cases, obvious redness and swelling of eyelids, auricles and lips, even fever, local lymphadenopathy. Some patients have severe reactions such as local bullae and hemorrhagic necrosis caused by scratching or allergy.
What to Do After the Baby Is Bitten by Mosquito?
Generally, the treatment of insect bite dermatitis is mainly to stop itching. It can be applied with insect bite water, compound calamine lotion, or the ant-itching and cooling oil sold in the market.
For the children with severe symptoms or secondary infection, they can take antibiotics for anti-inflammatory, wash and disinfect the bitten parts in time, and apply erythromycin ointment appropriately.
Parents should supervise the baby to wash his hands, cut short his nails, and be careful not let the baby scratch the bitten parts to prevent secondary infection.
Mosquito is the main vector of Japanese encephalitis and many tropical diseases (such as malaria, filariasis, yellow fever and dengue fever). If the baby has a high fever, vomiting or even convulsion in summer and autumn, he should be treated in time.
When using mosquito repellents, especially mosquito repellents and cream that directly contact the skin, pay attention to observe whether there is an allergy, especially for babies with allergic history.