A 32-year-old member asked:
How to identify what insects biting my son & how do i prevent them from biting him?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Bug bites: Unless you see the insect bite him you will not be able to tell. You can prevent them by using bug repellents if he is over 6 months old. Natural products are best because we don't know how much is absorbed through their skin. If he gets bit, aloe vera gel is soothing and will help with the redness. Spraying your yard makes a big difference also.
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Last updated May 13, 2014
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