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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


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How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

Improve not remove: Early on, salicylic acid preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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What can I do for permanent scars resulting from mosquito bites?

What can I do for permanent scars resulting from mosquito bites?

It depends: Scars from mosquito bites may improve with time but if they are still visible after 6-12 months, a plastic surgeon can help. Lasers, injections or surgical excision can help if they are thickened. Lightening creams may fade out dark spots if they are flat or lasers are an alternative. If they are pale, camoflage tattoos can hide. There are many ways to help so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a whole bunch of scars from mosquito bites. What can I do to alleviate these symptoms?

I have a whole bunch of scars from mosquito bites. What can I do to alleviate these symptoms?

Early or late?: This depends on the age of the scars and you skin type. Early antiinflammatory therapy with Hydrocortisone cream and/or salicylic acid may help, mature scars may benefit from leaching agents, peels, laser therapy, ipl, dermabrasion, and more depending on the qualities of the scar. ...Read more

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I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks. What are the things can I use to change them?

I have some of scar marks, mosquito bite scar marks. What are the things can I use to change them?

Depends on skin type: It really depends on your skin type in terms of color. Fair-skinned redheads, for example may stay red and inflammed looking for months. Darker skinned inividuals will lay down a great deal of pigment that can remain forever. All of these can be treated with good combination therapy: skin creams, chemical peels, lasers, microneedling and other treatments can do wonders. See a good plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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A few weeks ago I got what looked like mosquito bites so I just scratched them and they were fine. One week ago I got one more and they keep appearing as I scratched them, a few hours later they kept appearing. For one week those "bites" became scars in m

A few weeks ago I got what looked like mosquito bites so I just scratched them and they were fine. One week ago I got one more and they keep appearing as I scratched them, a few hours later they kept appearing. For one week those "bites" became scars in m

Itchy rash: I wonder if you have a cat? Possibly these are flea bites, although it's hard to know without seeing the rash itself. Important 'not' to itch if you can help it -because that will damage the skin and possibly lead to scarring. Make sure fingernails are cut very short so you can't scratch (esp. At night when you're asleep). Also avoid hot water which will make it more itchy. Show a doc if needed. ...Read more

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I have a scar from a mosquito bite and 2 scars from the bandaid treating the bite I scratched. It has been 2 years and the scars aren't gone. Why?

Normal: Scars are often permanent. They may decrease in size over time, but they're made of tissue that is meant to be as permanent as your original skin. This is normal. If you are concerned with the appearance, consider seeing a dermatologist to discuss your options. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Severely scratched some mosquito bites years ago which left scars that now look like darker patches of skin. Is there way 2 reduce that discoloration?

Severely scratched some mosquito bites years ago which left scars that now look like darker patches of skin. Is there way 2 reduce that discoloration?

Hyperpigmentation: This kind of hyperpigmentation, or increased pigment production, will fade with time. Use sunscreen, to prevent them from staying dark. A dermatologist may have other options. I am also very concerned by the other conditions that you listed. Please, please talk to your parents, a school counselor or a help line ASAP!! There are so many ways and so many people, out there, to help you feel better! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of scars from mosquito bites?

Scars are permanent: Some people confuse redness [inflammation] with scarring. This will subside with time. True scars will mature and shrink, unless they are keloids, a condition not treatable without proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

What do I do to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

Cortisone: Ask hour doctor to prescribe a topical mid potency cortisone cream to apply over the area. If the bump has been present for months, injecting some kenalog (triamcinolone) (a potent cortisone) into the lesion may get rid of it altogether. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

What are ways to get rid of mosquito bite scars?

Time: Time is probably your best bet as long as here is no foreign body. Early topical steroids or salicylic acid may help following by late bleaching or peels. Laser or ipl may occasionally be useful. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of scars left over from mosquito bites?

How do you get rid of scars left over from mosquito bites?

See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bite scars?

What's usually recommended for getting rid of mosquito bite scars?

You can't: The bump from the bite will go away eventually most of the time. Applying a cortisone cream on it usually hastens the healing. If not, ask your doctor to consider injecting the area with a cortisone preparation. ...Read more

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What do I do to remove old scars and mosquito bites in both my legs?

What do I do to remove old scars and mosquito bites in both my legs?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic acid and Hydrocortisone cream preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I've have scars from mosquito bites from when I was little on my legs. How can I make them disappear?

I'm 21 and I've have scars from mosquito bites from when I was little on my legs. How can I make them disappear?

Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options.

Good luck! ...Read more

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How do I get rid of deep dark scars caused by mosquito bites etc any natural remedies for scars? Or medical advice on what I can do to help? ?? thanks

How do I get rid of deep dark scars caused by mosquito bites etc any natural remedies for scars? Or medical advice on what I can do to help? ?? thanks

Scars & VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist remove mosquito bite scars from legs?

Can a dermatologist remove mosquito bite scars from legs?

Maybe: Scar removal is a misnomer. Scars are nearly always permanent to some degree. There are ways doctors can improve scars, and there are ways you can improve your scars. Meet with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what's best for your particular scars. ...Read more

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What to do if I have scars on my legs from mosquito bites. How do I get rid of it?

Difficult Problem: For new scars, avoidance of daylight exposure is essential, so you should keep the areas covered and use sunscreen. Laser treatments (fractionated co2 and others) can be very effective at improving the appearance of these types of scars. Topical silicone gel (solid sheets or liquid ointment) used at least 8 hours per day for thre months can make a big difference, also. ...Read more

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I have a scar from a mosquito bite on my finger like a bump is there anything I can do? Is there anything I can do for my chicken skin also?

I have a scar from a mosquito bite on my finger like a bump is there anything I can do? Is there anything I can do for my chicken skin also?

Seek knowledge: For both questions see a dermatologist, a skin specialist, to learn about all the wonderful treatment modalities available for you. ...Read more

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Hot shower butt itched where I had a mole removed yr ago. Had spot like hive or mosquito bite on edge of 3" long scar. Smaller but what is this?

Hot shower butt itched where I had a mole removed yr ago. Had spot like hive or mosquito bite on edge of 3" long scar. Smaller but what is this?

Need in-person exam: The excision site has to be reexamined and probably biopsied again to make sure there is not any kind of return of the cell growth. If your mole was premalignant, but the borders were not clear, we have to consider a melanoma that does not produce melanin. It happens, and is frequently missed. Fortunately the mass is symptomatic (itchy). It could also be a benign keloid scar- they can itch too. ...Read more

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I scar really easily. Have a lot of scars on my legs and arms. Even just a small cut or mosquito bite leaves a dark scar. Should I worry or do something?

I scar really easily. Have a lot of scars on my legs and arms. Even just a small cut or mosquito bite leaves a dark scar. Should I worry or do something?

Don't worry: Some people's skin tends to scar easier than others. Nothing to worry about. To reduce scars, try moisturizing cuts/wounds/bites with Vitamin E oil or cream. Always wear sunscreen. Keep skin well moisturized. ...Read more

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How do I remove the tiny scars which are resulted after mosquito bites on my arms and legs?

How do I remove the tiny scars which are resulted after mosquito bites on my arms and legs?

Do not remove: Mosquito bites will not leave any scars. They might be getting irritated by sweat and/or tight garments, but they should heal by themselves. Do not pick at them, since it may delay the healing process. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

How to get rid of dark scars on legs and arms caused by scratching mosquito bites?

Stop Scratching!: Dr. L.Ciraldo recommends several different approaches: Cortisone cream, OTC fade cream, or cocoa butter can be applied to darkened lesions to help fade scars. ...Read more

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My legs & arms are filled with dark spots/scars on them since I was a little girl. They're from mosquito bites & minor injuries. Lotions don't work.

Scarring: Scarring from childhood chicken pox, insect bites or acne can be very annoying to a patient. Vitamin e capsules (broken open) and applied directly may help sometimes. Please see your local dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment strategies. ...Read more

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I have horrible skin! I scratch mosquito bites raw and unsightly scars. What are natural remedies? I can't go for laser treatments or to a plastic surgeon

I have horrible skin! I scratch mosquito bites raw and unsightly scars. What are natural remedies? I can't go for laser treatments or to a plastic surgeon

Protection: Best thing to do is to spray mosquito replant
before you get in mosquito area;
most likely you don't need any plastic surgeon,
benadryl and calamine lotion good choice.
May need cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites leave big welts?

Do mosquito bites leave big welts?

They can: Misquito bites can leave big welts if you are sensitive to them. Do not scratch or yu can get infected. Use cortisone or benydrl cream for relief. ...Read more

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Scars (Definition)

Scar = fibrous tissue that forms ...Read more