Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Allison | 2010/01/18

Q.

Bites on baby' s face

My 11 month daughter has a couple of mosquito bites on her face which she rubs (not scratches) and they seem to stay raw. What can I put on them, I' ve tried a couple of creams but they need to dry out before they become infected?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is probably allergic to the mosquito bites. They do not seem to be infected yet. Apply a little calamine lotion to each bite to dry it out. If she does not clear or if the bites become infected she should be seen by a doctor.

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