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Mosquito bites relief.

(9 Posts)
Steventon Wed 24-Aug-16 21:34:39

Help please! I am 16 weeks pregnant.
Last night I was attacked by a mosquito in my living room! I have counted 20 bites so far. They are huge bigger than 50p an red, hot an incredibly itchy. What can I use to relive the itching??? Please help.

TooTweeOrNotTooTwee Wed 24-Aug-16 21:38:39

We go to Sweden every summer and I get completely attacked by mosquitoes. Top tip: DO NOT SCRATCH! This will be briefly satisfying but will make them much worse.

I find soaking in cold/ lukewarm water is a relief, and I also find tea tree oil helpful. I haven't researched its safety in pregnancy though, you'd have to look into that.

Hope it gets better soon!

NovemberInDailyFailLand Wed 24-Aug-16 21:54:09

Gosh, that's a lot. I had two and was really uncomfortable.

Try to avoid them, they can spread infection. Maybe it would be an idea to ask the Dr if you can take an antihistamine?

SolomanDaisy Wed 24-Aug-16 22:04:39

I her kids after bite, it's pretty effective at stopping the itching. Have you tried one of those electric clicker things?

Wallywobbles Wed 24-Aug-16 22:05:33

Put a teaspoon in a hot drink. Press it onto the bites for 3 - 5 seconds. Should solve the problem.

Needs to be 50c +. Which is as hot as you can bare.

Steventon Wed 24-Aug-16 22:50:56

I've not tried kids after bite will look into it.
I've used clicker before an it's satisfying when u click but it doesn't last an the electric shock isn't pleasant!

spacefrog35 Wed 24-Aug-16 22:56:11

I find Vicks vaporub soothing. It's not 'officially' approved for use in pregnancy but this NHS approved website doesn't raise any massive flags so might be worth a shot?

spacefrog35 Wed 24-Aug-16 22:56:26

Sorry forgot the link www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/Medicine--pregnancy/Essential-oils/

Steventon Wed 24-Aug-16 22:56:29

Thanks all, I'll try the hot spoon. I've put green tiger balm on them as I was in agony an it worked a few years ago. But I'm not sure I can use it being pregnant. Got midwife appointment tommorrow I will ask her. But I'm not confident she will help! Clearly I have scratched in my sleep an reacted to them. One of them is so big it's nearly the size of my fist an it's so hot. Hope I don't scratch tonight! Thanks again.

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