Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment for allergic mosquito bite on skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 24-Jul-2014
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1773 Questions
Doctor:Hi
User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:I am XXXX Please proceed with your query
User:I have a query about my 6 year old daughter
User:initially she seemed to have mosquito bites on her body
User:which started increasing in numbers
Doctor:OK
User:when we took her to the peadatrician, he gave atarax
Doctor:OK
User:it reduced as long as she took the meds but started getting itchy after meds were stopped
User:the doc then sent us to a skin specialist
User:he then gave Allegra syrup for 1 week and Propynate NF ointment for 10 days
Doctor:ok
User:things seem to have reduced.. except for 4 or 5 such allergy / insect bites on her body
Doctor:ok
User:Can we continue to give Allegra for few more days.. and apply the ointment for few more days.... so that the remaining bites also go away?
Doctor:I think the bites will go away now
User:or is it harmful to continue to give allegra / apply ointment for more duration than prescribed
Doctor:Even if you do not give the medicine
Doctor:Allegra can cause drowsiness
User:oh ok
Doctor:so it should be given in moderation
User:but she gets itchy without meds
User:wud only ointment suffice in that case?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:How long have you been using ointment on her
User:for 10 days now
Doctor:IT should not be used for more than 10 days
User:2 times a day
Doctor:ok
User:oh ok
Doctor:The reason is that it can cause skin thinning
User:so shd i just leave it as is for now... and monitor for next few days?
User:ohh!
Doctor:If the rash is on skin that is thicker it can be used longer
Doctor:But if the rash is on thin skin like face we have to be more careful
User:ok.. it is only on torso and limbs
Doctor:It can be reduced to once a day
User:sure doctor
User:may be 4 to 5 days like this?
Doctor:Yes
Doctor:Also take the opinion of your treating doctor
User:sure doctor... let me check this for few more days.. 1 time a day
User:sure doctor
User:will check his opinion if this doesnt reduce
User:thanks a lot
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
Doctor:Take care
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor