Is Your Baby Allergic to Mosquito Bites? How to Identify?


Humid, warm and dark are the ideal places for mosquitoes to grow. Situation worsens when your baby is allergic to mosquito bites as it may cause many further complications that are deleterious to your loved-ones health.

Thus it becomes important for parents and care-takers to judge right at the earliest whether their kids are allergic to mosquitoes. These can help them avoid aggravating the problem and take necessary steps right at the beginning.

Today, there are thousands of people dying every year worldwide due to  diseases like malaria and dengue which are caused due to bite of the mosquito.

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To know whether your baby is allergic to mosquito bite or not, you need to look at the following symptoms. If your baby is having any of the below mentioned symptoms then chances are that he/she is allergic to mosquitoes and thus as parents you need to take extra care to ensure that it is avoided.

  • If your kids’ skin becomes red after mosquito bite, and start soreness and swelling
  • Red and white bumps appear on your kid’s skin after a mosquito bite
  • A reddish, brown, itchy and multiple bumps appear on the skin that day after a bite
  • After mosquito bite bruises like dark spots appear on your skin
  • There are many other severe reactions of mosquito bite which can also disturb the immune system
  • It causes swollen on lymph nodes with a low-grade fever.

These are only a few among many other symptoms that we can see in an allergic baby but we have mentioned the common ones and simply by looking at them we can determine if your baby is allergic to mosquito bites or not.

Before we know how to prevent the mosquito bites, first we need to know about the causes. There are many causes of mosquito bites. Mostly the mosquito bite causes by a female mosquito because female mosquito has mouth part to puncture the skin and drain off blood. The female biting mosquito fills herself with blood than inject that saliva in the human/babies skin. Proteins in the saliva cause a mild immune system reaction which causes itches and bumps on the child skin.

However, the best way to avoid your baby being exposed to such an allergic reaction you need to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

How to prevent mosquitoes to enter in your home?

Clothes could be the most common items that can help parents protect their babies being exposed to mosquitoes. Ensure your children wear long pants, full-sleeved dresses, closed-toe shoes and socks that can cover their body parts and avoid mosquito bite. Hats can also be used to cover the neck and ears from being exposed to mosquito bites.

Some other tips to prevent mosquito bites are:

  • Drain water from extra pots
  • Weekly or daily change the water of birds’ bath at your homes
  • Take away old tires from your yards
  • Clean out roof gutters
  • Take preventive medicines
  • Use mosquito repellents
  • Keep the society clean

There are also some natural repellents of insects i.e. Lemongrass, Neem oil, Tobacco, Beautyberry, Tea tree oil, citronella oil etc. By using the natural repellents, you can easily avoid the side effects which are deleterious to human beings.

The unnatural mosquito repellent contains chemicals, DEET, alcohol, and even toxin. They do not only smell bad but dangerous for the babies because they have a very weak immune system and sensitive skin.

The Safe-O-Kid is an online store from where you can purchase the natural mosquito repellent under their safe-o-mos category. Their mosquito repellent can be used indoor and outdoor. To make them kids friendly, they are selling mosquito repellent in stickers, patches and bands form.

About Safe-O-Kid Mosquito Repellant Products (A Part of Baby Safety Inc)

Safe-O-Kid range of mosquito repellent products is the safest way to protect little ones from mosquito bites both inside the house and outside. The products are designed especially for kids and are tested by international experts for lasting effectiveness and zero side effects.

Being a brand totally dedicated to children’s safety, Safe-O-Kid does NOT use any ingredients harmful for kids (No Eucalyptus extracts and No DEET/ Picardin/Alcohol like chemicals) as such ingredients might interfere with child’s nervous and respiratory systems and cause discomfort or severe side effects like seizures.

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