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Cure For Itchy Mosquito Bites
Reduce Symptoms: No good "cure", but you can do a lot to reduce symptoms, generally with topical remedies. Start with Diphenhydramine cream or topical anesthetic "sticks". Better is prescription strength steroid cream. Some argue for topical raw (freshly sliced) onion! works for bee-stings too. For truly "all over" bites, consider an oral steroid, but this is a prescription you must get from your doctor. ...Read more
I just back from camping trip & now my hands are full of red spots and is very itchy, even my body has it.Its looks like mosquito bite.How to cure it?
Mites: The red spots can be mosquito bites, or bites by mites called "no seem'ems"or chiggers which are small insects that get under your clothes and like warm places to hide and then bite. These red bites can also be caused by ants which bite. Use antihistamine medication orally and topically for itching as well as calamine lotion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just back from camping trip and now my hands are very itchy and have many red spots even my body have it. Its looks like mosquito bite. How to cure?
Options: 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
Options: 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
Why do mosquito bites itch AROUND the bite and not ON the bite? How do I relieve the itchiness? It's soooo itchy right now!
Not usually: The itching usually affects the whole area and not just the surrounding site. Regardless topical hydrocortisone cream along with oral antihistamine would be your best bet. You may also apply topical anti-itch cream containing menthol and a topical anesthetic to reduce the itching . ...Read more
I have 5 bites and I don't know what kind they are. I know they aren't mosquito bites cause they haven't went away and I've had them for 2weeks. Itchy
ITCHY BITES: TWO WEEKS AND STILL ITCHY? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. THEY MAY NOT BE INSECT BITES AT ALL . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more
Should my "mosquito bite" last 2-3 weeks? It's the same size as it originally was, and just as itchy if not more. It's also gotten kinda purple.
Skin issues: It sure sounds like it is time to get to your doctor or a skin specialist. This 'bite' may not in fact be a bit after all. ...Read more
Haven't had a mosquito bite for years. I got a few and they were barely itchy and lasted 2 hours and then disappeared, my husband too.Am we immune?
No: It just means you are not sensitive to Mosquitos. What you have is normal reaction to bite ...Read more
I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?
Basil leaf: 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
Hi, yesterday at work I was working outside, I am now covered in like 10-12 mosquito bites on my neck. How do I stop the itchiness?
Bite Back If You Can: First, try not to scratch--just makes it worse and a setup for an infection. Next, cool compress. Next, topical steroid cream. You can get 1% hydrocortisone without a prescription. That should do it but if not then try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules one or two every six hours but remember, it may make you drowsy and cause a dry mouth. If none of that works see a doc. And start using an insect repellant. ...Read more
Yesterday I got bit by something and it was burning and looked like a mosquito bite but today it's itchy and almost looks like a hickey?
I have these bumps that I thought were mosquito bites but have now gotten infected and are itchy and spreading. What do you think this could be?
I have a rash that comes and goes, they look like scratches and mosquito bites. They don't hurt but are itchy. They disappear and then ease away.
Urticaria: This rash you describe sounds like something called urticaria (hives). Urticaria is caused by histamine release. It can be due to a number of conditions including allergic reactions. Sometimes we don't find a cause for this and it is called idiopathic urticaria, Check with you primary doc and discuss the symptoms further. It is can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more
I recently got a mosquito bite on my thigh but im not sure if it was or not since it wasn't itchy at all! it was. sorta big ( medium ) and hard, i tried to pipe it at first but it hurt so i distracted myself on other things but then came back to see if i
Skin lesion-insect?: Rapidly developed skin lesions are typical of insect bites. Spider bites are somewhat less itchy, and more inflamed than mosquito bites. Avoiding self-trauma, use of steroid creams or antihistamines may help. Spider bites usually take days to resolve, and may require medical attention in rare cases. ...Read more
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