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Mosquito bite eyelid

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Not long: Mosquito bites might cause more swelling in the eyelids than in other areas because of the thinness of the skin and the relative looseness of the skin... Read More
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Dr. Edward Rubinchik
Ophthalmology 69 years experience
A few days: Mosquito bites on the eyelid do not last very long. A cool compress and a steroid ointment will help.
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A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Local care: Oral Benedryl is appropriate to give to a 3 year old with an insect bite. Washing the area with soap and water and applying antibiotic ointment twice... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Infection: Infections usually are tender/painful to touch, red, swollen with migration of redness. A swollen lymph node on that side or a fever are also signs. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
See an eye doctor or: PCP. You have a preseptal upper kid cellulitis developing that requires an antibiotic coverage orally and topically. Don't delay! The bite is causing ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
Ophthalmology 69 years experience
Compress: Mosquito bites on the eyelid do not last very long. A cool compress and a steroid ointment will help.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Mosquito bite eyelid: Mosquito bites can cause a localized allergic response where you get a very big "bite" area. Given that this is on your eye lid, I would probably avo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Not likely: The infection is not likely to leave permanent discoloration.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Define "suitable": Vibramycin (doxycycline) and garamycin (gentamicin) gel are used to treat topical skin / soft tissue infections. Given your age, it may even be overki... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
Precautionary: The swelling from a mosquito (and other insect) bites is usually an allergic reaction to the proteins and toxins in the bite and rarely due to infecti... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Itching and swelling: A mosquito bite around the eye may cause sifnificant swelling, itching & discomfort depending on your particular reaction to bites. The eye is prone ... Read More
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