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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.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 45 years experience
Usually gets worse.: There is nothing to "pop" - that is, there is nothing inside, unless the bite is secondarily infected. Even then, popping it will only worsen the inflammation and increase the chance that it will get even more infected. Leave it alone, or rub a bit of Hydrocortisone cream on it. If it persists or worsens, see your doctor.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It may ^ risk: for developing an infection.
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Bleeds: Not much other than a bit of blood. It can get infected so it is important to keep it clean and covered till it forms a scab and try not to scratch it.

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What happens if a mosquito bite ur penis?

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Last updated Jun 21, 2021


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