Healthline recommends washing mosquito bites with warm, soapy water as soon as you notice them. Use anti-itch medications or topical ointments and avoid scratching or picking at them. For children, consider cutting and filing nails to minimize the potential danger.
Be alert for signs that a mosquito bite is infected, such as redness, fever, or pain. Inform your doctor immediately if you experience a fever, headaches, joint pain, rashes, or any other symptoms that could indicate a mosquito-borne disease. The best way to protect yourself against these types of issues is to take the appropriate steps to prevent mosquitoes from becoming a problem in the first place.