My 18 month old daughter has some mosquito bites, and she keeps scratching them. Bandaids work okay on her arms and legs, but all the ones we've tried, give her a rash on her face. Is there anything we can do to cover them up without causing a rash? Is there any other way to stop her from scratching?

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I'd retag this question, if possible.

(29 Oct '09, 09:08) Yuval

When I was growing up, my mom would use Calamine Lotion but interestingly if you follow that link, it says:

In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing the main ingredients in calamine (zinc oxide and iron(III) oxide) to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings, and rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac.[8] The press release listed a total of 415 OTC drug ingredients which the FDA proposed banning for specific uses which are as yet unproven.

So maybe it doesn't do anything?

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I find After-bite works quite well for myself. I did a search and they do have After-bite kids. I'm not sure what the minimum recommended age is however.

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We used Sudocream by chance. We were on vacation and we had it with us, we couldn't find anything immediately so we applied a tiny amount on to the mosquito bites. It is such a great healing cream and works wonders for many different stick irritations.

Also we have used a Candula cream which is known for its soothing effects on irritated skin too.

We found that both these creams stop the skin from feeling itchy and in turn reduces the itchy sensation, while healing the soreness of the skin at the same time, this way the bites heal quicker and no scratching means quicker recovery and no scars. If I had to choose only one to take with me,it would definitely be Sudocream.

Sudocream is a little miracle pot!

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While relaxing the bite itch can be effective, prevention is even better. My daughter is very prone to mosquito bites (she has the sweetest, most tender skin...), so in the beginning of this past summer we hung a mosquito net over her bed, and she hasn't received a single bite since.

This worked so well, we hung a bigger net over our double bed too =8-)

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