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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Reactions To Mosquito Bites

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I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean i'm allergic?

I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean i'm allergic?

Probasbly not: Most mosquito bites will casue a local reaction than can be quite large. This is no an allergy. Very rarely one can see patients have system reactions to mosquito bites. ...Read more

Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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Is it unusual a mosquito bite to hurt?

Is it unusual a mosquito bite to hurt?

Atlhough most people: Associate a mosquito bite with itching, it can be painful as well. Here are some ideas. 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. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

Duration?: Local pain, itching, and redness of the skin are typical after a mosquito bite. There is usually an immediate wheal and flare response that peaks at about 20 minutes, or a hard, itchy, bump that peaks at two to three days and resolves over the ensuing days to weeks. ...Read more

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I have had what seems like mosquito bite type reactions for over 2 months now in my home. No one else is having issues in our home (there are 7 of us?

I have had what seems like mosquito bite type reactions for over 2 months now in my home.  No one else is having issues in our home (there are 7 of us?

Exam of skin: With any skin problems it is important for a physician to examine your skin. Possible problems include allergic reaction, bacterial infection, or insect bites. There is NO way to diagnose until you are examined. Please arrange a doctor's visit right away. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite won't heal?

Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter - especially a spider which can cause a non-healing sore place. You might need this to be looked at. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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How to hide mosquito bites?

How to hide mosquito bites?

Hmm...: If the bites are inflamed then you possibly could use some cover-up makeup to make them less noticeable. Treating them topically with a steroid can also help reduce the redness along with any itching. ...Read more