How We Battled an Allergic Reaction to Mosquito Bites
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I'm so glad she got some relief. My daughter had the same problem and I felt so sorry for her. We lived in Las Vegas when she was little and unfortunately when we'd come home to Utah to visit in the summer, she'd get these huge red welts and then they'd turn into hard scabs. In Las Vegas she didn't have a problem because it's just too hot there for mosquitoes. We eventually moved back to Utah and she somewhat outgrew the problem. Now when she gets them they get big and red, but not huge and red, and they don't go hard and scab. Wish I knew about all these home remedies then. Thank you for posting them on Instagram. Hopefully, your cute Jockey will outgrow them too. ��
Lisa B. says
Wow. I too have terrible reactions to mosquito bites. I look forward to trying this.
The VanOrden Family says
I'm a believer in sea salt. When I have a zit that is swollen and hurts, I mix just a tiny bit of sea salt with a couple drops of water and put the paste right on it, and within a half hour, it no longer is puffy and hurting. Doesn't make it look much better, but I sweat that salt pulls something out from under the skin.
I've never heard of the lemon/salt solution – I'll have to try it! My daughter always asks for baking soda paste (baking soda + a tiny bit of water) after she gets a mosquito bite. She swears it takes the itch away. =) So glad you found a way to help Jocey be more comfortable!
Betsy Cobb Gordon says
My 4 yr old son is also very sensitive to mosquito bites. Earlier in the summer he had a few that kept growing in size (I also marked then with a pen) and after five days it turned into cellulitis. We had a very scary trip to the children's urgent care and got some much needed prescriptiona for him. I'm so thankful I called the pediatrician and followed my motherly instincts.
I had no idea that something like that could turn into a blood infection. We're overly cautious with him now, but I'm glad I'm well informed now that a bug bite can get serious.
I have the same exact problem with mosquito bites, I found wrapping an ace bandage around them while they are swollen (pretty tightly) helps keep the itching down. I don't know if the jiggling of the swelled area makes it itch more, but that helped me tremendously!
My son suffers from the same thing. It's ridiculous how red hard and swollen each bite gets. I just put some Benadryl cream on it and it does the trick but I will try the lemon and salt thing in the future. Good to know. When my son was 2 he had a reaction for the first time. Half his leg was effected.
Wow! My daughter has a reaction to bites but nothing that bad. I'm glad something worked for you. I'll have to try some of those suggestions.
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I have bad reactions from mosquitoes and they seem to love me. They will find me and leave everyone else around me alone! One thing I have learned is that they don't bother me as much when I take a whole food vitamin B. I take Shaklee right now and it really helps especially since we just moved to Houston.
Wow, so glad I found this post from 2015! My legs have been swelling insanely after being attacked yesterday while on a walk. I’m going to try out the methods shared here!
Thank you so much for posting this. I also had terrible reaction to insect bites when I was a child. Unfortunately, after menopause the skeeter syndrome returned with a vengeance. I have bites on both legs where something got me in the middle of the night. It doesn’t look like a spider bite and it is swollen, hot and itches like the dickens.
I just bought a bag of lemons last weekend and immediately tried the warm lemon/seasalt treatment. The itching subsided immediately.
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