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When you have children there are many things that you have to worry about and learn how to treat. When they are playing outside you have to worry about them cutting their knees when they fall to the pavement. You have to worry about them getting into poison ivy and treating the rash. You also have to worry about the many mosquito bites they are going to get.

Mosquitoes are the most annoying bugs in the world because they fly around in packs, make annoying buzzing noises in your ears, and leave behind bite marks that are painful and irritating. There are simple ways that you can treat these bites to make them more manageable for your child and to keep them from scratching them and making it worse.

The first thing you should do when your child has been bitten is to place ice cubes in an old rag and press it to the bite mark. This will help to control the swelling (though there may not be much) and to control the irritation. It will also help the child to feel slightly better and to pull their mind away from scratching it.

After a few minutes of using this make shift compress you should apply calamine lotion to the area. This will also help to stop the itching and the irritation. Make sure to apply it throughout the day.

If you do not have this lotion on hand you can make your own using baking soda and water. Combine the two ingredients until you have made a thick paste. Once completed you can apply the paste to the bite mark. It will have the same effect as the calamine lotion.

Sometimes our children are more sensitive to these nasty bites than what we might realize. You may need to give them some antihistamines or some Motrin or Advil to help with the swelling. If you are not sure what to get ask the pharmacist for the proper medication to use to treat mosquito bites that are more severe.

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