Mosquito bite: Baby’s skin is quite sensitive. Being newborn babies, they can’t communicate with us and fail to tell what is troubling them. Mosquito bites are quite painful and irritating too even to an adult. However, for a newborn baby, they might result in something dangerous. Change of weather often welcomes some mosquitoes. Constant crying, redness of the skin, rashes on the skin, the rise in body temperature etc. are some signs of the mosquito bite. Being parents, you have to be extra careful about treating the baby right. There are some effective home remedies which can provide immediate relief to the baby’s skin. Let’s discuss them. (Also read: Baby care tips: Why do babies rub their eyes)
Mosquito bite in babies: How to provide relief to the babies skin after mosquito bite?
- Ice pack
- Aloe vera gel
- Honey Paste
- Lemon juice
- Green tea
Using ice pack is the best way to get rid of the spread of mosquito infection in the baby’s body. It helps in contracting the blood vessels which eventually declines spread of infection. Apply some ice pack by taking a clear piece of cloth to the mosquito bite. Keep it some time. The baby will feel less irritated.
Aloe vera gel
In order to get relief from any skin infection, one must use aloe vera gel. It helps to soothe the skin and skin irritation. For this, take some fresh aloe vera gel from the plant or you can use the market product as well. (Also read: What type of allergies a newborn baby is prone to get)
Honey has microbial properties. It helps to soothe the skin and reduces itchiness. Make your baby eat some honey or apply it to the infected area.
Being acidic in nature, lemons help to neutralise the impact of the mosquito bite. It reduces pain and itching. Apply some lemon juice to the affected area and leave it for some time.
Green tea has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to soothe the baby’s skin. Pour some green tea bags in warm water. On cooling, apply those tea bags to the baby skin. It will prevent swelling and itching of the skin.
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These are some of the most effective home remedies to provide relief to the mosquito bite in babies. You can read this article in Hindi as well.