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Mosquito bite eyelid

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 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
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
Ophthalmology 68 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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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Inflammation: The blanching redness near the area of the insect bite is due to local inflammation. The fact that it is tender is concerning for infection which may... Read More
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
Allergic reaction.: The swelling from a mosquito bites is usually an allergic reaction to the proteins and toxins in the bite and rarely due to infection. You may need an... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
Ophthalmology 68 years experience
Compress: Mosquito bites on the eyelid do not last very long. A cool compress and a steroid ointment will help.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin McCannel
Retinal Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: It will be very irritating to have a mosquito bite on the eye lid though...
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 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
A member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
ADHD and Autism 25 years experience
Local reaction: It sounds like he is having a local reaction to the bite. As long as no issues with breathing or swallowing then not likely systemic. Normal to have s... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Nelson
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Inside or out?: Was the bite on the eyelid? If so, it will tend to be a little more tender than bites in other areas. Also, is the tender swelling noticeable on the ... Read More

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