Out with winter means outside with the kids! But, with spring and summer come the bugs: Mosquitoes, ants, black flies… the whole array. Whether you are on the sports field or at the beach, insect bites are common. Some children react much more than others, but there are a few things that can help prevent discomfort, itch, and swelling. Below are tips I give parents who call or visit SkinCare Physicians for advice:
If your child tends to react strongly to bug bites, see your dermatologist or come in for a visit with SkinCare Physicians. We can determine if a prescription strength ointment would be most beneficial. Let us help you prevent sleepless nights and scratching that leads to scarring!