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A 23-year-old female asked:

Hi dr i have mosquito bites with bruises i got them sunday they hurt but i dont have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Swat! Swat!: Sounds like you have an over sensitivity to the bite. There is a protein in their saliva to keep your blood from clotting. When they bite you that gets injected into you along with their saliva. Some times humans have an exaggerated response to this protein. This is known as the "Skeeter" syndrome. Time should take care of the problem.

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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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