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what happens if you pop a mosquito bite

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You increase the: Potential for infection.

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Spider bite?: It may be from a spider bite. If it gets worse , be sure to consult your doctor. Spider bite often gets infection and rapid spread so don't delay in ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Usually gets worse.: There is nothing to "pop" - that is, there is nothing inside, unless the bite is secondarily infected. Even then, popping it will only worsen the infl ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
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Bleeds: Not much other than a bit of blood. It can get infected so it is important to keep it clean and covered till it forms a scab and try not to scratch it ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Neither one: First, you should never "pop" a mosquito bite. All that will do is prolong the inflammation, itching and pain, and delay healing. Second, mosquitoes h ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Nothing much: Fluid comes out, you irritate the skin and likely increase your risk of local infection.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't pop or poke it: Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – sever ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Boil: No! you do not 'pop' blister. The skin of the blister is natural protection against bacteria. Continue antibiotics and see your doctor. If the wound n ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: If there is no red base or spreading redness around the blister, you do not have symptoms other than pain at the site, and you can stand the pain, wou ... Read More

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