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Allergic Reaction That Looks Like Mosquito Bites
Am I having an allergic reaction to mosquito bites? What do I do? Its itchy, looks puffy but not too swollen, looks like a burn. Benadril doesn't help
Allergic 2 mosquito?: Some have large local reactions to mosquito bites. Try soaking in cool water bath with domeboro's powder (follow box-directions), then apply an otc Hydrocortisone preparation (usually 0.5 - 1%). If no change after 1-2 days, go see a doctor. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only helps the itch. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
If your talking about the mosquito getting a rash after he bites you its hard to see. Look through a magnifying glass at his chest and proboscus area. Usually they fly away before you can find a tiny magnifying glass.
As for the situation of a rash on you from the mosquito. It looks red, bumpy and is itchy. ...Read more
Mosquito bites.: If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 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. ...Read more
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read more
What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like? Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?
Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?
Antihistamine: You can apply cool compresses to the bites. If you have any antihistamines, now would be a good time to take one--like Allegra or zyrtec, or if you are going to sleep, benadryl (diphenhydramine). If the mosquitoes are still around, you may still need some insect repellent! Depends on what you can get hold of at this late hour...You can apply cortisone or antihistamine cream to the bites, or rhuligel or sarna, eg. ...Read more
Is this Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) allergic reaction? Hives that began as what looked like many mosquito bites then turned into welts..
A mosquito bite resulted in an allergic reaction of 4" red bump with 3" darkred center that's turning purple. Is that normal for an allergic reaction?
2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.
Fever: Your child may have a viral illness and in fact may be incubating roseola which is a benign virus affecting children under two years, whereby the fever lasts for three days, the fever breaks and the child breaks out in a rash. I doubt that the fever is connected to the mosquito bite. ...Read more
Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.
Mosquito bites: Mosquitos can be a real nuisance. The saliva from the insect bite can cause an itchy reaction that is a problem for some people. Try an ice pack to cool off the itching- 10 min on/10 min off. If need something more, Hydrocortisone 1% cream to area (but not the face!) 1 or 2x/day. An oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...Read more
I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?
Good question: Some studies find that it is the carbon dioxide which attracts the mosquitoes Thus the more carbon dioxide your body produces, the more likely you get bitten. Since every extra bite provokes a booster immune response, the more frequently you are bitten, the more allergic you will become. ...Read more
I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?
Rash and exercise: Some people may develop allergic reactions to unusual things like for example exercise, others may develop a reaction to cold, heat, stress, pressure. These are not very common reasons but it does happen. If you are allergic to other things my advise is to make an appointment with an allergist sooner rather than later. ...Read more
I had allergy testing one swelled up like a mosquito bite was horribly itchy, the doctor said it is supposed to do this and I don't have allergies, is this true?
Yes: This the histamine prick test, the positive control on the allergy skin test panel, and it is supposed to behave like this, which indicates that you have no medication in your system, anti-histamine or others, that would interfere with the interpretation of your skin allergy testing, best wishes ...Read more
Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?
Itchy bumps: It is likely an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Try to track down what may be causing this. You may try some over the counter antihistamine like Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
I'm 19 and healthy with no allergies. I woke up this morning with a cluster of small mosquito bite like bumps underneath my left breast? Any ideas?
?: A reaction to the bra, a bed bug bite, or less likely a fungal infection, if it is scaly / itchy, few other possibilities are there, can't give you a definitive answer without at least a picture, can apply anti-itch cream OTC, if it improves fine, if different you need to see your doctor ...Read more
Is this an alergic reaction? I have thease ichy bumps all over my body. They look kind of like mosquito bites but they are everywhere.
Could be: Sounds like it is a reaction to something. If they have persisted for sometime or are getting worse see an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Probably.: Allergy to proteins in mosquito saliva is common but immunotherapy (allergy injections) is neither effective nor necessary. With continued exposure almost everyone develops tolerance to mosquitoes in their locale. When they go elsewhere they're bitten by other mosquitoes & often reactions reappear. This is why mosquitoes only seem to bite tourists & not natives. All are bitten; only newbies notice. ...Read more
I have about 25 bug or mosquito bites. Can that lead to any allergic reactions? I feel like o have sleep apnea
Maybe: But it would already have done it. ...Read more
Little sister (8) has mosquito bites that swelled up like it never has before, lrg. It looks like an allergic rxn but she is not allergic to any bugs?
Large local reaction: Some kids seem to go through a phase where mosquito bites get bigger and bigger - large red, hard, itchy knots that last for days. With time they grow out of them. This is not anaphylaxis or worrisome. There are reports in the literature of military recruits in basic training getting sick from literally hundreds of mosquito bites, but that's the exception that proves the rule! Use steroid cream. ...Read more
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
Allergy to meds: You can be allergic to topical agents for itching. ...Read more
I have a mosquito bite that looks like bumps that itch on my thighs and stomach. What can cause me to be allergic to metronidazole?
When feeling itchy from a mosquito bite means you were just bitten, or the bump reaction takes 2-14 days to appear? Can't tell when I'm getting bit
Usually just bitten: A person can notice a mosquito bite right away, or within a few minutes. If she is asleep, it may take longer to notice. If bitten while sleeping, she should notice the bite upon waking up. A new mosquito bite should be visibly growing in size on the skin surface during the first couple of hours. ...Read more
What is the yellow fluid/crust that appears after a mosquito bite? Only in the last year has this been my skin's reaction to bites.
Your plasma!: This is not uncommon, but the blood vessels around the bite leak plasma! ...Read more
Can I use biocort on a 16 month old who is having a bad reaction to mosquito bites? Or should I use telfast suspension instead? Thanks
Mozzie bites: You can use both. Biocort is a cortisone, so don’t use it for longer than 5 days. Telfast suspension will help for the itching. ...Read more
You haven't: Described the reaction. Please share more info and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
I have just returned from corfu. I had mosquito bites, not itchy little red dots. Now I started with white lumps, itchy, now red, delayed reaction? Tia
It's possible. ..: ...but I think you first have to question whether the "itchy little red dots" were actually mosquito bites. Other kinds of bug bites, heat rash (miliaria) or even swimmer's itch caused by an allergic reaction to a waterborne parasite can produce red or white bumps. Use OTC cortisone cream for a day or two. If rash is progressing/not improving, seek medical eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Have mosquito bite. More red than yesterday & itchy & feels warm to the touch. Not any bigger. Is red/itch/warmth a normal reaction? Worry about infection
Mosquito bite 3 days ago. Bruising present; never had reaction before. Headaches and diarrhea followed. Consistent for 3 days now.?
Just a thought:
But the appearance of the bite (eg bruising) is NOT typical of a mosquito bite and Springfield Mass NOT a place with any REPORTED mosquito borne illness thus far this season (I am in Massachusetts) Sounds more like a SPIDER Bite with a reaction to the toxin. ....some pretty "powerful" spiders exist in Western MA.
Hope this helps
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Was this sepsis? Severe reaction 2 mosquito bite. 100.3 temp. Very swollen nodes & left face to supraclavicular. Vomiting. Fainted. Pain. Flulike.
Sepsis is life threatening whole body inflammatory response to a severe infection. The condition is potentially fatal and is often associated with multiple organ failure.
If your symptoms have improved without treatment then you weren't septic. ...Read more
Different areas of my skin start to itch then turn into what looks like mosquito bites. If I continue to itch them they turn into scabs.?
Itching: See your doctor or a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
It is possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My 10 month old grandson has what looks like mosquito bites but they have blisters in them--what could this be?
I have bumps on my buttox that are extremely itchy. Thought it was mosquito bite but it now spread. Looks like mosquito bites then they leave and come
Staph Folliculitis: This is a common problem. It is usually treated with antibiotics. You may need to see your family physician. ...Read more
I've 2 bumps under the skin, (leg) painless and 1 cm, looks like mosquito bites. I had one suddenly for a week, and the second within two days, how??!
Skin bumps: Hello, without access to a picture or being able to visualize this lesion, it sounds as thought this could be a flea bite if you have animals or bed bug bite if you recently stayed in a hotel. You can treat both with OTC cortisone cream like cortoderm cream or any anti-histamine cream at all. If it progresses please see a doctor to evaluate. Thanks ...Read more
I got lots of bites that looks like mosquito bites in a month. But recently it doesn't itch that much. Sometimes I don't feel the itch but it keeps appearing. Recently it appears around the vein around my hand but still appears at the other parts as well
Many choices: Consider other types of bites like bedbugs. Could be other internal issues that look like bites. You can discuss this with your physician ...Read more
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