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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
33 years experience 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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Dr. Charles Turck
17 years experience Pharmacology
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
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Please: clarify what your question is regarding mosquito bites. Thanks.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Zachary
25 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
32 years experience 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
40 years experience 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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

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