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Fever From Mosquito Bites
Mosquito bites, by themselves, should not cause fever. Bites become "inflamed" commonly (not infected) and can be red and a bit swollen, but again no fever. True "infection" is quite uncommon.
That said, mosquitoes, in certain parts of the world, can transmit all kinds of infections which can cause fever: malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, are all spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. ...Read more
Am having Low fever only in evening, headaches during fever, small mosquito bite like bumps during fever for last 6 days. Could you pls suggest.
Needs to be checked: You did not say how long you have been having low grade fever and what is the reading. And beside headache any other associated symptoms etc. I suggest that you consult your family doctor and have it checked. The rash which looks like mosquito bites suggest that it may be an infectious condition. Either viral or some other. Get it checked asap ...Read more
My daughter has bumps, look exactly like mosquito bites, that she developed yesterday afternoon and today has a fever. What could these be caused from?
When is it time to seek medical attention for a mosquito bite? Has itched for more than 2 days & a rash has presented with swelling and low fever
Please have someone take you immediately to the nearest Emergency facility!!
Hope all goes well - keep me posted. ...Read more
Hi dr I have mosquito bites with bruises I got them sunday they hurt but I don't have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?
Swat! Swat!: Sounds like you have an over sensitivity to the bite. There is a protein in their saliva to keep your blood from clotting. When they bite you that gets injected into you along with their saliva. Some times humans have an exaggerated response to this protein. This is known as the "Skeeter" syndrome. Time should take care of the problem. ...Read more
My bf has a few (5 or 6) bumps on his arm. They look like mosquito bites but they don't itch. They are in one place. He has no fever what could it be?
My baby is 4 months she has a high fever and when I carry he she cries a lot like if something hurts her im scared she might have denque cause she has mosquito bites can you tell me what to do
Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.
"red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are:
-fevers that last 5 days or more
-fevers persistently above 104f orally
-a child that acts very sick - very irritable or difficult to wake
-vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration
-a purple rash, esp on the legs
-any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint
since she is crying as if something is hurting her, you should call her doctor and have her seen. As always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more
My 18 month old has a bump on each arm a little bit bigger than a mosquito bite and is now running fever. Can it be serious?
Maybe a problem: The bumps on each arm may be viral in nature but if they're red and enlarging it may indicate a bacterial infection. Would get it checked out if acting sick or rash is enlarging rapidly ...Read more
Mayoclinic. Org says mosquito bites sometimes trigger hives, low grade fever etc in people with immune system disorders. What are those disorders?!
I have a "mosquito bite" that is filled with ooze, is getting bigger, and hurts. Joint near is stiff, I feel weak and sick, have a slight fever 99.6.
Get eval asap: As described, you may have acquired an infection, that possibly is getting into your joint causing a "septic joint" which should be examined and treated acutely. Best wishes. ...Read more
My daughter has had a mild fever for the past day and today I have mosquito bite lime bumps on my back and neck. Could this be the same virus?
4 days ago I developed red bumps (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???
Itchy bumps: Are you fully immunized? Hard to tell without a picture of your rash and some more history. ...Read more
2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.
Fever: Your child may have a viral illness and in fact may be incubating roseola which is a benign virus affecting children under two years, whereby the fever lasts for three days, the fever breaks and the child breaks out in a rash. I doubt that the fever is connected to the mosquito bite. ...Read more
West Nile? Mosquito bite inflamed/rash. Severe headache. Stiff neck/swollen lymph nods. Fever. Sore throat. Was bit in Santa Clara county...
Go to ER: They can check you with special tests to find out what it is. ...Read more
I had 2 mosquito bites yesterday (02/15/2015). After that I start having headache. This morning (02/16/2015), I start feeling feverish. Is it DENGUE?
My 19 m/o son woke up with bite marks around his ankles. Look like oversized mosquito bites. They don't appear to bother him. Could they be bed bugs?
Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more
Decrease bite Sx's: 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
Remedies: 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
These don't need Rx.: 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. ...Read more
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