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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Is this lack of: healing or development of scar. If scarring - Dr. L.Ciraldo recommends several different approaches: Cortisone cream, OTC fade cream, or cocoa butter ... Read More

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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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
Dr. Charles Turck
Pharmacology 17 years experience
Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydram... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of y... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 32 years experience
Histamine: Histamine release is part of an inflammatory response. This can cause itching.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory proper... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
What to do: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory pro... Read More

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