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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter - es ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Some thoughts...: For bites, some people take over-the-counter Claritin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine which causes itching. Putting hydrocor ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Hmm...: If the bites are inflamed then you possibly could use some cover-up makeup to make them less noticeable. Treating them topically with a steroid can al ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not possible: Although topical cortisone may work but would not work overnight. Injecting the area with kenalog (triamcinolone) may, but it would be like swatting ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please: clarify what your question is regarding mosquito bites. Thanks.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
24 years experience in Wilderness Medicine
A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Mosquito Bites: Avoid scratching. Although a mosquito bite should itch for only a few days, continual scratching will increase your discomfort and may prolong the itc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
31 years experience in Neurosurgery
Histamine: Histamine release is part of an inflammatory response. This can cause itching.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Mosquito bite : reaction: take benadryl, unless contraindicated, and apply hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if no improvement or spreads fast, see your doctor , good luck ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Days: Usually last for a few days, rarely over week.
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