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Are Pregnant Women More Likely To Get Mosquito Bites
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
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
Remedies & 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 or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bite size: Mosquito bites generally will cause a round rash, since after the mosquito bites you, a reaction forms "around" the site where bitten. This is because there are foreign substances in the mosquito saliva that the body doesn't like and therefore reacts against. Sometimes kids are affected more than adults. Try to avoid the bite! ...Read more
Mosquito: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis,Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more
Carbon dioxide: Studies have shown that mosquitos are attracted to carbon dioxide and thus you may actually attract more mosquitos when sweating or exercising. You need to sit next to someone who emits more carbon dioxide than you. Do note that a fan is a very good mosquito repellant since they can't fly well in a breeze. ...Read more
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