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A 50-year-old member asked:

Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching ; swelling around the lesion.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What does a mosquito bite look like and how is it different from spider bites?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Depends : There are only 4 genera of spiders in the us that are dangerous to humans but generally, there may be 1 or 2 small puncture wounds in the center of a red, warm, swollen, initially painful (sometimes) but then sometimes itchy area. There may occasionally be some numbness in the area also. However, black widow bites and brown recluse and hobos can be quite different. Mosquito bites-one puncture.
A 36-year-old member asked:

I have bumps that look/itch exactly like mosquito bites, but aren't. What could this be?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends on the cause: Bumps under the skin could be as a result of different reasons of which could include an ingrown hair, acne, infection, abscess, or an allergic reaction to various things like detergents, soaps or to medications. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I have mosquito like bumps but not mosquito bite, what is this?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Not possible to : Tell you the source of these bumps with available information. If a chronic or recurrent issue - get medically evaluated. Take care.

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