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A 22-year-old female asked:

My daughter is allergic to insect bites...age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....i dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up.
Dr. Christine Kilcline
24 years experience
Prevention is key: This is a fairly common problem. The key is to prevent the bites with protective clothing and use of insect repellants (such as off). They can also get hive like spots in other locations. Supportive care with antihistamines and a topical steroid can also help, though you should seek the advise on the proper dosing by your child's pediatrician.

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