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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis answered:

What to do for mosquito bite? West Nile is going around.

DEET with caution

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I believe those repellants containing DEET work the best. But, some people believe that DEET, like any chemical, can have negative effects on your health. Personally, I would take the risk of DEET to avoid the bite, and the potential for WNV. Also, wear appropriate clothing (long sleeves and pants, hat etc)
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Which is the best anti-histamine to get for itching from mosquito bites?

Varies with people

Each individual may differ in their response to an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine is usually very effective, but also causes sedation which limits its use. Cetirizine is also an effective antihistamine with less sedative effects. Prescription topical steroids can also help the itch and swelling.
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What happens if a mosquito bites your eye?

Itching and swelling

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A mosquito bite around the eye may cause sifnificant swelling, itching & discomfort depending on your particular reaction to bites. The eye is prone to swell due to the laxity of the surrounding tissue. Use cold compresses, perhaps appropriately take an antihistamine like "Benadryl" & avoid scratching. Expect the eye to close in a severe case. If concerned, see PCP. Often more bark than bite!
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What would you prescribe for mosquito bites?

These don't need Rx.

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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 bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care.
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Dr. Lali H. Sekhon answered:

What causes mosquito bites to itch?

Histamine

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histamine release is part of an inflammatory response. This can cause itching.
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Which is it: B1 or B6 to stop mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites

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B 1 has been demonstrated to retard mosquito bites in a dose of 100 mg daily. This may or may not be effective but anecdotal reports speak of its effectivenes
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What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito

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Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. **The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs.You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located.
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How to hide mosquito bites?

Hmm...

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If the bites are inflamed then you possibly could use some cover-up makeup to make them less noticeable. Treating them topically with a steroid can also help reduce the redness along with any itching.
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All i wanna kno is wat makes mosquito bites itch?

Histamine

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Histamine is released and causes itching.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

How to remove mosquito bites?

Not possible

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Although topical cortisone may work but would not work overnight. Injecting the area with Kenalog may, but it would be like swatting a fly with a hammer.
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