Dealing with insect bites – tips from AboutKidsHealth

This is a guest post submitted by the AboutKidsHealth website. 

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Whether you are camping, at the cottage, or just playing outside, there’s no need for insect bites to put a damper on fun summer activities for kids. AboutKidsHealth offers helpful information on how to recognize, treat, and prevent insect bites — including those from mosquitoes, wasps, and bees. Visit AKH’s article on insect bites to learn more about:

  • signs and symptoms of an insect bite or sting
  • ways to reduce your child’s exposure to insects
  • safe quantities of DEET insect repellant to use on children

AKH also has an article on tick bites, which provides information on how to identify ticks, tick-borne illnesses, and what parents should do if their children is bitten by one. 

AboutKidsHealth is SickKids’ patient education website, which offers more than 3,500 articles, illustrations and videos on a range of paediatric health topics. For more information on insect bites, tick bites, and tick-borne illnesses, visit www.aboutkidshealth.ca.