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Old 09-28-2008, 08:37 AM   #1
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How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

My poor baby got bit on his eyelid and it is swollen shut. He's very unhappy about this. What can I do to to reduce the swelling? It looks like someone socked him in the eye. All red and swollen. Any advice?

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Old 09-28-2008, 08:42 AM   #2
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Re: How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

Me and my kids are allergic so we always swell/welt up when we get bit.
The swelling always goes down on it's own after a little while. You could try a cold wash cloth or baking soda with a little water though with it being on his eye you may not want to do the baking soda.
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:43 AM   #3
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Re: How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

This is going to sound totally crazy but rub the inside of a banana peel on it. This will take away the swelling and itchiness.
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Re: How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

you could also use an OTC anti inflammatory or antihistamine depending on the age of the baby.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:18 AM   #5
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Re: How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

I did the baking soda paste and it's already working a little. I can actually see his eyeball. Hopefully it will continue to reduce the swelling. How long should I keep it on there and how often should I reapply?
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Re: How do I reduce the swelling of a mosquito bite on ds' eyelid?

First a little Benadryl with help with the allergic response then apply ice.
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First a little Benadryl with help with the allergic response then apply ice.
I agree My DD is extremely allergic to those little nasties, and this always works.
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First a little Benadryl with help with the allergic response then apply ice.
That's what I'd do.
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