Friday, April 4, 2008

Mozzies Attack!

How sad to look at En En's legs... she will keep on scratching those area even when they are healing. As a result, she has lots of scars from the "kiss of the mozzie". It started before CNY but till today those old and new scars keeps on appearing from time to time... so worry that her skin is extremely sensitive. What we need to do now is how to prevent her from the bite? Insect repellant is not working on her as she refuse to let us put on and those are chemicals-made product... good meh?



Any good solution to get rid of mozzies instead of spraying, and using other commercials method? Is there any natural approach? Daddy loves to use the electrical mozzie racquet to electro-shock them... Any more ideas?

13 comments:

wen said...

tea tree oil..better take care now b4 it leaves scar.

mosquito screen helps a lot too

Lian said...

Read somewhere that using orange skin to rub against our skin will prevent mozzies from biting.

Also, citronella (serai) is another natural ingredient against mozzies.

BTW, congrats on the pregnancy. How exciting!

lotus said...

i don't have any ideas, except to avoid going outdoors during the time mozzies are most active. Also to burn mosquito coils or citronella when sitting down in mozzie area (smelly but it works).

When Abi gets bitten I put tiger balm on the bite (non-open wound), seems to reduce the itchiness better than zam buk. Less itch = less scratching & scarring.

Wen said tea tree oil, for open wound because it can assist in healing faster.

Hope she gets better soon!

jazzmint said...

ouch..that's a lot of mozzie bite. maybe put some mossie cream?

slavemom said...

Aiyo.. poor thing. Really a lot of marks leh. Agree with Wen. Mosq nets r vy good. Now my room has better ventilation n less mozzies. Another thing u can do, b4 bedtime, open ur room door, shoo out the mozzies with a towel or big cloth (fan every area of the room). Then make sure u don't leave the door wide open after that. Also try not to use dark bedsheet or pillow cases. Hope this helps.

mybabybay said...

try mozzie patch.

giddy tigress said...

I use aromatherapy to counter mozzies. It's natural and it's safe - doesn't even need to touch the baby. I have a green tea based spray to spray on bites too.

KK & WS said...

Congrats on your pregnancy...

I wrote about mozzie bite on my girl here - http://chingern.blogspot.com/2007/03/bite-part-2.html

nic said...

hehe...gotta take care a lot...if not cannot wear mini skirts :)

Bryan's Mama said...

I use Bud;s brand Mozzie clear lotion on Bryan. Either that or the anti-mozzie patch that you can get from the pharmacy. Just stick on the clothing. Damn strong...sometimes I also muak from smelling!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Sharine, i uses Mos Baby Powder (can be found at any Indian shops) to keep the mosq away. If u need the photo and more details(it smells just like normal baby powder), do email me.

Jess said...

There's also a type of 'serai' candle that you can light up. The scent is proven to keep mossies away. My Mom got them from Cosway

Peridot&Sapphire said...

Wow! Thanks for the tips!