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What do infected mosquito bites look like

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Mozzy bite: You can use your smart health account. In general it is not a big deal only annoying and may itch. Rarely they can become infected. Hygiene should m... Read More

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Call your doctor: A mosquito bite (or any skin lesion) that appears infected needs to be examined. If your doctor agrees it is infected, they will prescribe the appropr... Read More
Dr. Annie Emmick
Pediatrics 27 years experience
See his doctor: Any insect bite causes a tiny break in the skin, allowing bacteria to get in and cause a local skin infection. One such sore in an older child without... Read More
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Get it checked: If you think a bite, or any other small break in the skin, looks infected, have it checked by your pediatrician. Some skin infections can be serious. ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Better options: A better choice would be to hold and ice cube to help with pain or itch...And apply an antibiotic ointment like polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Often this can be a: superinfection so i would get in to see your doctor or dermatologist for culture and treatment
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Improving to me: It sounds like the lesion is consolidating. If infected it would've probably swelled, remained red, even developed pus and felt warm to the touch. Y... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Davis
Podiatry 13 years experience
Let it Resolve First: I would advise to let the cellulitis resolve and be cleared by the physician treating the cellulitis before resuming exercise as the increased activit... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics 21 years experience
You : You can start by keeping the area clean with soap and water and applying antibiotic ointment to the bite. You can also try warm compresses to draw ou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not easy: Unusual for a mosquito bite to be infected absent your scratching it and abrading the skin over it. If the area of redness expands, is very warm to t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Mosquito bites: They normally do not turn into white heads. What you describe means there is some type of local infection, likely due to scratching. If there is also... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Infected insect bite: If you have swelling, tenderness or enlargement of insect bites, they may be infected. You should seek medical attention as such infection can potent... Read More

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