A 29-year-old member asked:
Can a person develop mosquito allergy?
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Allergy and Immunology 19 years experience
Yes: Reactions are usually caused by an allergy to the mosquito saliva. Systemic reactions like anaphylaxis are rare. Usually what we see are large local reactions: up to 10cm of induration, redness, and swelling of the skin. Topical steroids are a good choice for treatment.
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Last updated Sep 20, 2013
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