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Mosquito bites becoming red, swollen, bruised, bleeding. Bruises all over body. Calamine not helping. Cure?

Hi, we are visiting India after a long time and my 2 yr old son is having some kind of allergy to the mosquito first becomes red and swollen and then it bruises and bleeds like he has been in some accident.In just 15 days his body is covered with these bruises,I am applying calamine which doesn t seem to help much.Plz suggest something anything i can do to help him..momto sunny
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Insect bites on skin in little children can be quite bad.
Zinc oxide helps such as the one found in nappy creams.
You can use a mild steroid cream such as 0.1% hydrocortisone cream; and use antihistamine syrup such as chlorphenamine or cetirizine.

You can also apply insect repellant cream on the exposed parts of the skin avoiding the face and neck.
Best Wishes.
Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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