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Are pregnant women more likely to get mosquito bites?

Are pregnant women more likely to get mosquito bites?

Yes: Mosquitos are attracted to co2. Pregnancy causes women to increase respiration rates, exhaling relatively more co2 than a man. 1 theory, the other, to explain why my wife gets more bites, hormone changes or she's just sweeter. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can I avoid mosquito bites and are they dangerous for pregnant women. Advice please?

How can I avoid mosquito bites and are they dangerous for pregnant women. Advice please?

Mosquito bites: Use insect repellant in small amounts, stay in the house at night. Most bites are benign and there are few illnesses in the usa transmitted by mosquitos that are likely to affect you and the fetus. Good luck. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite on my stomach while pregnant. Can it effect my baby?

I got a mosquito bite on my stomach while pregnant. Can it effect my baby?

Nope: The mosquito bite won't affect you or the baby unless you are in a foreign country and the mosquito is carrying malaria. ...Read more

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Can I use cream to lessen the itchy skin due to mosquito bite im 15 weeks pregnant?

Can I use cream to lessen the itchy skin due to mosquito bite im 15 weeks pregnant?

Yes: Yes you can use steroid cream. Hydrocortisone is all you can get over the counter but your dermatologist can prescribe something stronger. ...Read more

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Pregnant with bumps like mosquitoes bites all over. What can cause this?

Pregnant with  bumps like mosquitoes bites all over. What can cause this?

PUPPS: This is probably pregnancy related urticarial rash, which basically means pregnancy related itchy rash. It is not dangerous but very uncomfortable. It can be treated with topicals but may require a steroid pack to resolve. ...Read more

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How can I get my mosquito bites to stop itching?

How can I get my mosquito bites to stop itching?

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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I think I might have 6 mosquito bites. How will I know if I get west nile?

I think I might have 6 mosquito bites. How will I know if I get west nile?

You won't.: In the u.S over the past couple of years, the number of west nile infections were in the low hundreds. You have a greater chance of getting in car accident on the way to the doctor's office, then getting symptoms of west nile (most cases are without symptoms). ...Read more

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How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

Itching: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a mosquito bite?

How can I get rid of a mosquito bite?

Mosquito Bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on 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 & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...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