A 43-year-old member asked:
what should i put on mosquito bites?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Is there a visual difference between tick and mosquito bites?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Bariatrics 23 years experience
Usually: There are various types of ticks however most "tick bites" are smaller and less noticeable than the raised and erythematous bites of a mosquito. In addition, mosquito bites are almost always itchy whereas that is not usually the case with a tick bite.
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A 80-year-old member asked:
Got a bad mosquito bite. Any suggestion would be appreciated
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Dermatology 18 years experience
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A 33-year-old member asked:
My mosquito bites are lumpy and oozing liquid?
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Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of mosquito bites?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Travel Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Mosquitoes in this country usually bite during dusk to dawn hours. However, if you travel internationally, you may encounter mosquitoes that are active during the day as well. Stay indoors if possible, when out, leave as little of your body uncovered by clothes. Then use deet containing mosquito repellents, such as ultrathon, on all exposed body parts and wear clothes pre-treated with permethrin.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 43 years experience
Bite: You should see your dermatologist for treatment. These bites can get can get infected.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2017
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