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Daughter has got red itchy bumps due to mosquito bite. What can I do to help her?


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Published At December 22, 2023
Reviewed AtDecember 22, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My 2-year-old daughter had been bitten by mosquitoes, and those areas are red and bumpy, and some have red rings around them. These bumps are itchy to her, and they look infected. Does that mean she is allergic and what can I do to help her?

Answered by Dr. Muhammad Asif


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This is the normal reaction to mosquito bites. Please wash with soap and water and apply Cortisone cream (Hydrocortisone) two times a day for three to five days. You can also give about half a teaspoon of Benadryl (Diphenhydramine HCl) once a day as needed for itching. Please use full sleeve shirt and pants when moving outside. You can also use insect repellant lotion to prevent mosquito bites next time. If the rash does not get better in five days or gets worse, please see a primary doctor for evaluation.

Probable diagnosis

Mosquito bite.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Muhammad Asif
Dr. Muhammad Asif


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