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How do I know if my son is allergic to mosquito bites? He was bitten yesterday. Red , swollen and size of golf ball. How do I treat it?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Almost All children

Have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites.
True allergy results in hives, etc. You are describing a typical reaction to a mosquito bite...Try the onion and if it continues to be swollen and hard see your doctor as occasionally a secondary infection develops....From scratching it. Do not use the onion around the eyes.

In brief: Almost All children

Have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites.
True allergy results in hives, etc. You are describing a typical reaction to a mosquito bite...Try the onion and if it continues to be swollen and hard see your doctor as occasionally a secondary infection develops....From scratching it. Do not use the onion around the eyes.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Onion

Slice an onion and put it on the bite for a minute or two.
..Til the juice is dried up.. The enzymes neutralize the toxins, reduce swelling, and prevent itching. Works on all kinds of insect bites. Or you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and over the counter cortisone. The onion works better.

In brief: Onion

Slice an onion and put it on the bite for a minute or two.
..Til the juice is dried up.. The enzymes neutralize the toxins, reduce swelling, and prevent itching. Works on all kinds of insect bites. Or you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and over the counter cortisone. The onion works better.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Likely allergic to t

Cool compresses and antihistamines (benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Claritin etc.
).

In brief: Likely allergic to t

Cool compresses and antihistamines (benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Claritin etc.
).
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar
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