A mild allergic reaction to a mosquito’s saliva causes a small itchy welt that usually gets better within few hours. But if you are highly sensitive, symptoms can last for several days. The small welt can develop into an itchy sore the size of a quarter.
It’s tough advice, but the best thing you can do is not scratch the bite. Scratching can create an opening in your skin that can give bacteria a way to get in and cause infection.
For a week, you've wiped your preschooler's runny nose all day long, then listened to her cough in her sleep all night. She's been looking and feeling miserable, and you want to help her get better, but you aren't sure exactly how to categorize her symptoms. Is it a cold, or does she have allergies?
You aren't alone; many parents are confused about the proper way to treat a coughing, sneezing child, because colds and allergies often have overlapping symptoms.
“I think most parents want a checklist,...