A 23-year-old member asked:
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mosquito bite yesterday in woods oval shape (2 in. diameter) disappeared yesterday and now red, itchy, warm, tender to touch. cellulitis says np.?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: That sounds much more like an allergic reaction to it, give the time frame. Try Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or claritin.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Peter Wiggin
35 years experience Wound care
Warm compress: The mosquito can carry many organisms including west nile virus. If warm compresses and topical agents are not improving the np should possibly refer to infectious disease specialist.
Answered on Jan 13, 2013

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