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Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

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

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What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like? Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?

What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like?  Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?

Its possible.: Allergic reaction is usually localized at site of bite, by redness or blisters .Misquito bites, specially nowadays , needs attention , due to risk of west nile virus. System allergic reaction may be very serious symptom. Better be seen at er or a doctor soon. ...Read more

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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

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

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What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

Depends: 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

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I had I allergic reaction from some off mosquito Spay I put on my face . it caused some small blistering . what should I use to help it heal up faster?

I had I allergic reaction from some off mosquito  Spay I put on my face . it caused some small blistering . what should I use to help it heal up faster?

See a dermatologist: An exam is needed to determine if you need oral therapy. You probably will benefit from a calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus ointment. .1% is better than .03%. When you call, indicate that you need to be seen today. Also you need to confirm your diagnosis in case something else is causing your distress. ...Read more

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I do not have any mosquitos here. Could it be an allergic reaction?

I do not have any mosquitos here. Could it be an allergic reaction?

A bite by any name: Maybe in center city, but I grew up in the Philly suburbs and they ate me up. Raised, red, firm itchy bumps typically are bites from small insects, especially when outdoors in the summer. Also consider spiders, chiggers, fleas, or other arthropods (including bed bugs). A more detailed description will allow us to help you better. ...Read more

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I attract mosquitos a lot. Sometimes when they bite me my skin gets very swollen and numb. Should i worry about that? Is it an allergic reaction?

I attract mosquitos a lot. Sometimes when they bite me my skin gets very swollen and numb. Should i worry about that? Is it an allergic reaction?

Most likely: This sounds typical for a hypersenstivity or "allergic reaction. Commonly a small amount of swelling and skin redness may occur after a mosquite bite. Less commonly, a patient may experience a sensation of numbness. Don`t worry, this sounds like the body`s normal reaction. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?

Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?

Yes, reaction: 2 inch welts x 20 can be very uncomfortable. Cool packs and benadry (diphendydramine) can help. I've also seen baking soda help. Watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was bitten by mosquito's & the doctor at the ER said he had an allergic reaction. They gave him medicine for the swelling. Now he worse?

My boyfriend was bitten by mosquito's & the doctor at the ER said he had an allergic reaction. They gave him medicine for the swelling. Now he worse?

Bites: It depends on what you mean by " worse." if his has difficulty breathing or swallowing, or the swelling is drastically worsening, he needs to be seen again...And immediately. Likely, he is having a reaction to the bite as well as he might have a bit of a skin infection (cellulitis) starting secondary to the bite. Either way, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

That sounds like: a localized allergic reaction. No, most- people don't have that significant of a reaction. The mosquito's saliva contains a substance that effects clotting - which is why the lesion is purple. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face i get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face i get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Many answers: There are many potential answers to your question. However dry skin is often associated with itching with any rash. Avoid using scented or anti-bacterial soap and apply a good moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Also try some otc Hydrocortisone cream on the rash for a few days if this doesn't help after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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

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Can you have allergic reaction to mosquitoes. That cream can I use to take away bites?

Can you have allergic reaction to mosquitoes. That cream can I use to take away bites?

Mosquito allergy: Some persons make allergic antibody (ige) to mosquito salivary gland proteins while others develop blood cell allergy caused by sensitized lymphocytes. Taking oral anti-histamines for itching and using topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone might help. The quicker these medications are used after a bite, the more effective they will likely be. ...Read more

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Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?

Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?

Yes and no: Most people get a local allergic reaction to mosquitoes. This will lead to a large area of redness. Some people are more allergic than others, so those people get even worse rashes and reactions. There are some lucky people who are not allergic at all. So while it is an allergic reaction, there is usually nothing dangerous about it. Oral antihistamines might help. ...Read more

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What is an allergic reaction?

What is an allergic reaction?

An altered reaction: The roots of "allergy" are from greek "allos" (different) and "ergos" (action). So, an allergic reaction is a "different" (from normal) reaction. The reaction occurs to an allergen. An allergen can be a pollen (ragweed), food (peanut), animal (dust mite or bee venom), or other foreign substances. Symptoms occur due to histamine and other chemicals and cause sneezing, runny nose, etc. ...Read more

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What to do if allergic reaction!?

What to do if allergic reaction!?

Allergic Reaction?: Not sure what you mean by allergic reaction. If you are referring to anaphylaxis then epinephrine is the treatment of choice, call 911. Allergic rhinitis is treated with OTC antihistamines, daily intranasal steroid or antihistamine sprays, saline rinses, etc. Allergy shots also an option. Avoidance of triggers is important but see an Allergist first to determine exactly what you are allergic to. ...Read more

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What is causing my allergic reaction?

Why allergists exist: Finding & treating the cause of allergic reactions is the main function of an allergist. A solid understanding of the immune system is required, so that immunology goes hand in hand. Timing, prevalence of various causes, location, description, examination, associated factors, family history and finally testing enables allergists to identify the culprit, if one is present; treatment is pt-centered. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more