Mosquitos. Mosquitos. Mosquitos.
That’s one thing Noah should’ve gotten rid of when he had the chance. In southeast Louisiana, mosquitos plague everywhere. You are safe nowhere. The fact that we are surrounded by swamps should give you an indication to how bad the mosquito population is. The cities fumigate in the streets and even by air, but there’s no escaping. To make matters worse, my kids and myself are allergic to them. One mosquito bite causes our skin to become swollen (bigger than a half dollar), hot to the touch, and very irritated.
I’ve tried many products to try to help with this.
- after bite
- hand sanitizer
- rubbing alcohol
None of these work for my kids. This will last about a week. I don’t like giving my kids Benadryl orally when this occurs because it’s so frequent here my kids would be Benadrylholics. Insect repellent isn’t 100% foolproof as a couple of those suckers always seem to get through that barrier.
I went to target yesterday and went to the pharmacy section. My son was bitten the day before by 4 mosquitos and they were very inflamed. I was just browsing to see if I could find anything new when one of the pharmacists asked if I needed help and I began to tell him my dilemma. He told me his son is the same way and he uses the Benadryl stick. Before I could ask him what he was talking about, he grabbed one of the packages and told me about it. I decided, what the heck? I bought it and have since seen a dramatic reduction in the swelling. It has only been 24 hours and I can see such a huge difference.
It’s very simple to use. It comes in a pen-like shape. You just unscrew the cap and dab it onto the affected area. Less is more. It will come out like liquid but you don’t want to overdo it.
I am very happy with the results and that I bought 2. I have one for my purse and one to keep at home. I never thought I would find a solution that would have quick results like this. I recommend this to all parents and people who have this same issue.