Vitamin B Boost For Mosquite Allergies

@kathy77 (7488)
Australia
April 29, 2007 1:29am CST
Hi Friend and Members this one is from my sister for you and I thought it was very valuable information. I am making a valuable saving on medication for my daughter's mosquito allergy. I would pay anything to keep her well but the medicine for her reactions was getting out of control in terms of cost. Then my chemist suggested a product called Baby Boost which is a Vitamin B supplement for small children. It is absolutely disgusting in terms of taste but apparently the Vitamin B leaches from the skin (rather like garlic) and as a result, the mosquitoes don't bite. The drops cost about $10 and you give them once a day for the first week, then once a week for the next month and after that only if they get bitten (because that indicates their levels are low again). The severity of my daughter's reactions have reduced because she does not get bitten as much anymore. I no longer have to buy steroid based allergy medication every second month and I also don't have to buy Polaramine and all the other antihistamines and creams we previously needed to reduce the swelling, so I hope that this helps some of the mothers out there who have young ones.
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• United States
29 Apr 07
I have actually heard this before. My sister read it somewhere and told my mother about it. I haven't actually tried it myself but I am sure that if there are a lot of mosquitoes in the area this summer that I will try it.
@Tanika (633)
• Australia
29 Apr 07
Heya Kathy, Thanks for this. My daughter is very allergic to mosquitos too and any bug bit and I use a product called - Brauer allergy Relief to spray on the bites if she gets them and they go within the hour. it is a great product. It is a totally homeopathic product. I myself have found that if im going to a bbq or somewhere i will be outside at dusk then a berocca before i go stops them from biting me too. it is the vitaman b in it as you mentioned. I have also found that is my daughter had eaten bananas that day she is more likely to be badly bitten. they are attracted to her even more than usual when she has had banana. i will look into this product you mentioned as I am a bit of a health nut when it comes to medications, but i would like to find out the ingredients and see if it is suitable for our needs, thanks again for drawing my attention to it. Thanks, Tanika.
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
1 May 07
Hi Tanika, it is my pleasure to be able to help you in regards to this stupid mosquitoes that are so annoying at times and can make some of very sick so you are welcome once again xx
@nelly5 (1425)
• United States
30 Apr 07
Wow, thanks for sharing this with us all. Mosquito season is just around the corner. I have 3 children who all swell up greatly from just a single mosquito bite. One of my children absolutely can not handle the itching and he scratches so many of the bites raw. It can get very bad for him. Therefore, I will certainly be trying this out. I am going to use it for myself too...gees, this would be great if it does really work. Oh no, not sure I could take it, I can't handle any liquid medicine, does this come in pill form at all? That would be great if it did. Thanks for sharing this great tip with us. I know my kids would be very happy if it keeps the mosquitoe's from them.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
30 Apr 07
There will be a huge demand for this now since it keeps mosquitos away. I am going to tell my mom about it because my little 5 year old sister seems to be a magnet for mosquitos and fleas and anything that will help her is worth checking out. In the summer she looks like she is polka doted..lol Had her pics done and they had to cover her legs with something because we left the tights out in the car and becuase I changed her inthe store bathroom. Well I hope this helps thank you for posting this information we are all grateful A++
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
29 Apr 07
Thanks, this is perfect timing. I have a friend thatis heading over to Boston soon where she should be able to buy this. She is then going on to Australia for the summer where she expects to be eaten alive. This should come in really handy and she has been desperate for any sort of remedy.
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@mummymo (23709)
29 Apr 07
Wow this a fantastic idea Kathy! I hate when I have to give my daughter steroid based medication and it sounds as though you have found a cheaper alternative that works much better!
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Apr 07
Baby Boost sounds like a wonderful product for mosquito allergies - what a relief it must have been for you to find it for your daughter. And a lot cheaper than all the other medications you would have had to buy. I sympathise with you because my youngest son suffers from allergies, and gets hay fever, asthma, etc., and their medications can get out of control. Once again, you have provided valuable information for mothers with young ones.