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A 16-year-old female asked:

When my little sister gets bitten by an insect her whole body gets infected, is that because of sensitive skin? what should she do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Insect bites: Everyone is affected differently by insect bites, such as mosquitos. Some have little if any reaction. Others have strong reactions resulting in severe itching, redness and swelling. Basically, it is an allergic response to the insect products that are introduced into the skin from the bite.
Last updated May 10, 2013

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