Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

Ways To Prevent And Treat Mosquito Bites With Toddlers

Julio Carr

Summer is a great time of year, and kids especially love this season because they are able to play outside. Playing outside is great for kids, but it also presents some risks, including the risk of getting bit by mosquitoes. If your toddler's mosquito bites swell up, blister, and linger for days or weeks, you may wonder how you can treat these and prevent them. Here are several things you should know about toddlers and mosquito bites.

Toddlers often have really bad reactions

While not all toddlers experience bad reactions from mosquito bites, many do. These bites begin like normal mosquito bites. They are red and slightly puffy. After that, though, they can begin really red and spread out. They may also scab up and stay on the child's body for weeks. This seems to be somewhat normal with kids, yet no one really knows exactly why. Some people believe this happens to toddlers because of the baby fat they have. They believe that this type of fat reacts differently than the skin on older kids and adults.

Ways you can treat the bites

Your pediatrician is likely to tell you to treat the bites with one of the following methods:

  • Benadryl – This is a liquid medication that stops allergic reactions, and this can help reduce the size of the bumps.
  • Hydrocortisone cream – This type of cream can be useful for stopping the itchiness caused by mosquito bites.
  • Baking soda and water – A good natural remedy for treating mosquito bites involves making a paste with baking soda and water. Once you do this, apply the paste to the skin and leave it there for as long as possible.
  • Oatmeal baths – Oatmeal baths are also handy for relieving any itchiness caused by mosquito bites.

These are just a few options you have, but the best remedy is prevention.

Ways to prevent mosquito bites

If you want to avoid the risks caused by mosquito bites, you should take the necessary steps to prevent your child from getting bit. Using bug spray is one option, and this is safe for kids that are at least two months old. If you do not like the idea of using regular bug spray on your young kids, you could look for natural bug spray brands for kids. Using bug spray is the best way to avoid mosquito bites, but limiting your time outdoors can also help.

If you have any questions about the mosquito bites your child has, contact your primary care physician to find out what you can do to treat them and prevent them.


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Elderly Care: Helping You Deal With the Dying Process

As an elderly care worker, I have witnessed the deaths of many individuals. I have seen family members become angry, sad, and completely silent at the end. I have also seen individuals refuse to see family members out of denial. People deal with death in different ways, and the strong emotions are often unfamiliar and scary. If you have a parent or grandparent who is elderly, then I want to share with you what I know about end of life care and dying process. We are a society that does not talk about death, and this can cause great pain when a family member dies. Learn about the process and find out how to deal with your own emotions and how to love your family members at the end. If there is only a small amount of time left, then I want you to cherish the final moments.