Mosquitoes, wasps, bees, ticks ... so many small animals that love the summer and tender skin of your little one! Some bites are painful, even dangerous ... here are the good reflexes to have.
The mosquito bite
- Its punctures - especially peculiar to the baby - can be recognized by small red dots, or plaques if your child has already been stung. You will treat those of red ants, chiggers or spiders in the same way.
- Disinfect with a local antiseptic that does not sting, always keep on hand.
- You can also have the doctor prescribe a soothing antihistamine ointment and a syrup adapted to the weight of your child and, in case of strong reaction, a corticosteroid ointment. Side prevention at night, the mosquito net is ideal.
- Effective, repellent repellent (Repel type) creams are used from 6 months (check the instructions).
- Outside, protect it from insects by installing it on a tarpaulin.
- Put socks, pants and long sleeves in places at risk.
- Use with caution the diffusers and the bombs, sometimes harmful (see the instructions).
Wasp, bee sting ... beware of the sting!
- Ouch! Your child screams: he has a sting in the center of a small red plate.
- If the stinger remains, remove it with disinfected tweezers.
- Clean the sting with an antiseptic and apply a corticosteroid ointment.
- As a precaution, do not leave hanging snacks, cans of soda where a wasp can arise.
- If your child is touched in the neck or throat, or if he has ever had allergic reactions, consult immediately. The wasp sting is the seventh cause of anaphylactic shock (cardiorespiratory shock). But it's very rare at the first bite and the child is more likely to become immunized over time.