7 Ways To Cure Mosquito Bites In Toddlers

7 Ways To Cure Mosquito Bites In Toddlers

1 Nov 2022 | 3 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Mosquito bites in toddlers are common, especially since children love the outdoors. That also makes infants and children at a greater risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya. So how do your cure mosquito bites in toddlers?

Firstly, we as parents need to be more careful while sending our kids out to play. It’s important to keep natural baby-safe mosquito repellents and mosquito repellent patches at home to protect kids from bites. And life-threatening diseases caused by these mosquito bites.

The following information will help you recognise mosquito bites, treat them, and avoid having your kid bitten.

Mosquito Bite Symptoms In Kids

When a mosquito bites to get blood, it injects saliva into our circulation. Scarring, stinging, and inflammation are brought on by the toxins in the mosquito’s saliva, which also inhibit the clotting of the blood and trigger an immunological reaction.

Among the typical signs of a mosquito bite are some of the following:

  • Red bumps (the raised region where the vector bit): These scratchy red lumps may develop a few days or even a few hours after a mosquito bite inflamed or itchy skin
  •  Swelling: A bite to the upper face could result in fluid buildup around the eyes that could persist for a few days. Large, pink swelling in youngsters between the ages of one and five years old is possible.

Ways To Cure Mosquito Bites In Kids

The most effective and immediate cure for mosquito bites is an after-bite roll-on like the BabyChakra After Bite Roll On which contains the goodness of Lavender Oil, Calendula Oil, and Chamomile Oil. All these oils are excellent ingredients to not only soothe but also calm a baby’s irritated skin.

Some other remedies to cure mosquito bites in kids are

Aloe vera

Aloe vera has a history of acting as an anti-inflammatory. Therefore, directly applying the gel to the mosquito bite site can assist to alleviate the symptoms.


It can help a mosquito bite feel less itchy by dabbing a dash of vinegar on it. It can reduce skin irritation thanks to its natural disinfecting characteristics. A handkerchief soaked in a mixture of vinegar and cold water might also help to relieve the discomfort.

Ice packs

Applying an ice pack and elevating the injured region might help lessen discomfort and swelling.

Clean the blisters

This will help lessen itching and infection. Wash the bite with water and baby-foaming hand wash.

Local anaesthetic stimulants

Anti-itch lotions and enteral antihistamines can all be advised in cases where the itching is uncontrollable. Although, children should not be given excessive amounts of anaesthetics or antihistamines because doing so could result in side effects that last for a longer time.

Carrying auto-injectable epinephrine

It is something doctors may advise if your kid has been diagnosed with mosquito anaphylaxis. Epinephrine functions by alleviating anaphylactic symptoms.

Mosquito bites are nearly inevitable when a child is outdoors but using some of these methods will help soothe your child’s itchy skin. Your kid won’t have to deal with any itchy bites, which should make them more comfortable (and hopefully less cranky).

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