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what are ways to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time: Time is probably your best bet as long as here is no foreign body. Early topical steroids or salicylic acid may help following by late bleaching or peels. Laser or ipl may occasionally be useful.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of scars left over from mosquito bites?

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Dr. William Austen
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

How do I get rid of scars from mosquito bites?

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Dr. Christopher Scott
Dermatology 18 years experience
Don't scratch : In general, a mosquito bite reaction is a red itchy bump that does not scar. Pigmentation may increase as a reactive process. This pigment can remain for several months and will resolve without treatment. However, severe scratching can make scars. Topical antipruritic creams help, but self control is key.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bite scars?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
You can't: The bump from the bite will go away eventually most of the time. Applying a cortisone cream on it usually hastens the healing. If not, ask your doctor to consider injecting the area with a cortisone preparation.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Cortisone: Ask hour doctor to prescribe a topical mid potency cortisone cream to apply over the area. If the bump has been present for months, injecting some kenalog (triamcinolone) ( a potent cortisone) into the lesion may get rid of it altogether.

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