My Arsenal…Posted: August 31, 2011
Buried in the bottom of my purse I have an arsenal of bug bite warfare.
Seriously. I carry this stuff with me at all times, now. It’s better to be safe than sorry, or better to be safe than lumpy. In addition to all this. Mea is on a daily dose of Children’s Clariton. I am about to drop that. I don’t want her on medication if she doesn’t need to be, and it hasn’t helped her really when she has been bit. Mea’s bug bites still swell up just as huge as ever.
We have also taken to spraying her hands, and making her rub bug spray onto her face and hair, since this seems to be where she is getting bit the most frequently.
I have a pack like this that I have stuffed in my husband’s car, my purse, and a floater. The floater can go to my Mom’s or my sister’s in a pinch. Lolo has everything at her house for the mean old bug bites as well.
I did ask Mea’s doctor about the bites at her last check up, and she seemed to think it would be something that she could gradually grow out of. She didn’t think that it was necessary to have her tested for any specific allergies. Our dermatologist said the same thing. They both just said, to keep Benadryl handy wherever we are, and that if she starts having a hard time breathing to take her immediately to the ER. Lolo has an Epi Pen. So, that makes me feel better for when she is there.
She does have another new, humongous bug bite, again on her forehead. Unicorn Mea. I mentioned it to her teacher on Monday, so that they would know and not think I was beating her or anything. It is on her medical information sheet in the nurses office that she has these reactions. It is possible to have Benadryl on hand at school, but I need the doctor to write out a specific order, stating what she needs, a specific time that she would need it, the exact specific dose that she would need, and the type of Benadryl, chewable or liquid. It just seems like a lot to do to leave some Benadryl there. I can give it to her in the morning if she needs it , and Lolo can give it to her after school if she needs it, too.
I’ve decided not to worry about it at school. Bug bite season is almost behind us. At least, until next year.