Her mosquito bite scars won't go away

Philippines
November 28, 2012 11:14am CST
My poor little baby got a few mosquito bites on her arms and a couple on her legs, when I left her at my mother's place. It's been more than a month, and the scars won't fade away. The red marks have now turned to dark patch like scars. The doctor gave me a tube of Bactroban, an antibacterial cream, and I continued to apply it on her for more than 2 weeks, until its consumed. However, the scars are still there. I don't want to just get any over-the-counter cream or ointment for her. Do you have first hand experience on this with your kids, or maybe when you were a kid, and how did you or your parents treat it?
4 responses
@Raine38 (9050)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I remember my mom would diligently apply sebo de macho or petroleum jelly on our mosquito bites scars. Also, we used J&J milk bath, it doesn't lighten up the scars but it does soften the skin around it so it lightens up a bit and have the same surface as the healthy, unscarred skin. Hope this helps.
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
That's something I could try. I have a ready stock of sebo de macho and I have pjelly for her creases. I could buy a small bottle of milk bath, too. Thanks for the tip.
@prashu228 (22856)
• India
14 Dec 12
I never heard about these products .she may be fine by now. hope the scars lightened.
@prashu228 (22856)
• India
14 Dec 12
Hi hope your daughter is well now. All the scars gone away. When i was child my parents used to use neem leaves for treating .I mean my grandparents actually as they are elders they know well about these.
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
The marks are still visible. They are dark marks on her skin. Good thing, the ones on the face are slowly fading away.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
8 Mar 13
Sorry to hear about this, too bad for the baby but i think since he is just a baby the scars will go away too, in due time. I hope it does. I remember it usually is put on by sebo de macho here in the Philippines. But then i think only rosehip oil is the most natural oil you can use to let go of those scars.
• India
3 Mar 13
Hi friend, sad to hear about this, we have powerful mosquito protection in our house. As you mentioned you applied the ointment, hope the scars vanished now