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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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I get really bad reactions to mosquito bites. Swell up to bullseyes, itchiness, long recovery time. Is there a blood test for Skeeter Syndrome?

I get really bad reactions to mosquito bites. Swell up to bullseyes, itchiness, long recovery time. Is there a blood test for Skeeter Syndrome?

No: You may consult this site for info: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/mosquito-bites/basics/tests-diagnosis/con-20032350
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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

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How to remove mosquito bites?

Decrease bite Sx's: 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 for itching. ...Read more

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I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of your home. If you have a morbid fear of these perhaps seeing a psychotherapist is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bites itch?

How long do mosquito bites itch?

A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively mild) lasts a day or two, followed by persistent redness and itching that goes on for a week or more. Hydrocortisone cream is your friend under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Should you pop your mosquito bite?

No: Breaking open skin creates a portal for infection. ...Read more

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What causes mosquito bites to itch?

What causes mosquito bites to itch?

Mosquito bite itch: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www. Rosslab. Neurobio. Pitt. Edu/mbi/. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

Mosquito bite: Reaction: take benadryl, unless contraindicated, and apply hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if no improvement or spreads fast, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bites itch for?

Days: Usually last for a few days, rarely over week. ...Read more

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How to take care of a mosquito bite?

What to do: 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 for itching. ...Read more

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What should I put on mosquito bites?

What should I put on mosquito bites?

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. ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

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. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites itch days later?

Mosquito bite: The itching is actually a response of the immune system to antigens that are present in the mosquitoes saliva. Mosquito injects a bit of its saliva, which acts as a 'local anesthesia' so we won't know for a few seconds that we have been bitten. It also acts as an anticoagulant, preventing the blood from clotting so the mosquito can be free to draw blood for as long as it pleases. ...Read more

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How to make my mosquito bites not itch?

How to make my mosquito bites not itch?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

Tx: 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. ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Sometimes: Usually mosquito bites only last up to a few days; however, in those people who have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to them, they can last much longer. Cortisone cream usually works well. If it doesn't, i'd consider seeing the doc - high potency topical steroids might be needed. Remember, scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more

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How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

One option is: A sauve made of 1 part water ; 2 parts baking soda. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a mosquito bite's itch?

Caladryl: Caladyrl or topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are two products that you could try using. Every doctor has their own preference. ...Read more

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Inch wide mosquito bite, what should I do?

Inch wide mosquito bite, what should I do?

Tips: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste & place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. ...Read more