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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 long do mosquito bites itch?

A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively mild) lasts a day or two, followed by persistent redness and itching that goes on for a week or more. Hydrocortisone cream is your friend under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Dry affected areas daily
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Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
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See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
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Got a rash that appeared two days ago, and its getting worse, itches all the time, looks like mosquito bite. What can this be?

Got a rash that appeared two days ago, and its getting worse, itches all the time, looks like mosquito bite. What can this be?

Is it a tick season?: Is it a tick season in canada yet? Some ticks may carry lyme disease. Be careful in the woods, and see your physician for the diagnosis of this rash. ...Read more

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I keep getting bit by something.I don't see nor feel it.The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

I keep getting bit by something.I don't see nor feel it.The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

Assuming it is a: different location each time. Consider applying calamine lotion or 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 or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Take care. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Know it's also called tinea cruris, intertrigo, and groin ringworm
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Know that jock itch is caused by a fungus
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Know risk factors: heat, humidity, tight clothing, sweat, obesity, diabetes
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Most important Rx: Keep your skin as clean and as dry as possible
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Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Allergic to cat: If this happens only when you are scratched by the cat and nothing else, then it is likely an allergic reaction not unlike testing you with skin prick test. Do you have nasal and eye symptoms when you are in contact with a cat. By the way, cat scratch is not totally innocuous and may lead to a condition known as Cat Scratch Disease. ...Read more

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Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies?  The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Mosquito bites: Mosquitos can be a real nuisance. The saliva from the insect bite can cause an itchy reaction that is a problem for some people. Try an ice pack to cool off the itching- 10 min on/10 min off. If need something more, Hydrocortisone 1% cream to area (but not the face!) 1 or 2x/day. An oral antihistamine like Benadryl or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Bath or shower daily with antibacterial soap
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Wear clean, loose-fitting underwear
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Use anti-fungal medications for jock itch
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Dry off after bathing with a clean towel
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I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center what is it?

I keep getting bit by something. I don't see nor feel it. The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center what is it?

Must be seen and: evaluated. Cannot be diagnosed online. You can try using 1% hydrocortisone cream (OTC)-for itching and swelling ; however, definitive diagnosis requires direct examination ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more

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