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A 31-year-old female asked:

What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Nothing much: Fluid comes out, you irritate the skin and likely increase your risk of local infection.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Risk: When you break down your protective skin barrier by popping a lesion - it creates a portal for potential infection.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Should you pop your mosquito bite?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
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 itching and cause an infection. Try otc hydrocortisone. You should not "pop" the bite as it may already be infected.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What happens if you pop a mosquito bite?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
You increase the: Potential for infection.
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A member asked:

What happens if a mosquito bite ur penis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Penile mosquito bite: Likely a small itchy "pimple" which will heal rapidly. Unlikely to get a mosquito borne disease in USA
Last updated Jul 14, 2019

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