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How long does it take ant or mosquito bites on the skin to fade?

How long does it take ant or mosquito bites on the skin to fade?

Varies: This depends mostly on your skin type: the darker your skin the longer it will take.
Usually between 1 - 2 weeks. ...Read more

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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Hi I woke up with four bumps on the outside skin of my penis they feel like ant or mosquito bites idk what they can be I need help I am sexually activ?

Hi I woke up with four bumps on the outside skin of my penis they feel like ant or mosquito bites idk what they can be I need help I am sexually activ?

Different things: There are many causes of bumps on the penis. They can be actual bug bites. Scabies is also possible. There are other disorders like lichen planus, urticaria, follicular eczema, psoriasis, or an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis. Infections can include warts or molluscum. Herpes can present with bumps, but they are small painful blisters. Would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long does your skin stay big from a mosquito bite?

How long does your skin stay big from a mosquito bite?

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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I think I got an ant bite. It might be a mosquito bite but when I scratch it, it hurts.

I think I got an ant bite. It might be a mosquito bite but when I scratch it, it hurts.

Your question is?: To get the most from this site you provide background and ask a related question. You provided some background, but no question. This is not a chat room and your submissions are not linked. You are welcome to start over, but realize it is randomly viewed on the site. ...Read more

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Bites on back of leg that r large like mosquito bites, and are very itchy, but also hurt a bit. Tiny bump on top that looks like ant bite? What is it

Bites on back of leg that r large like mosquito bites, and are very itchy, but also hurt a bit. Tiny bump on top that looks like ant bite? What is it

Could be rash: From an insect bite or allergic reaction to something in the environment or food/ medicine. I suggest a video-consult with the Healthtap doctor on duty. You may want to take a high resolution photo of the rash. Get well. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my leg from a mosquito bite or ant bite they keep filling up with some kind of liquid what could it be?

I have blisters on my leg from a mosquito bite or ant bite they keep filling up with some kind of liquid what could it be?

Exudate vs. Pus: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Liquid which is opaque or colored could indicate an infection, which should likely be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My PPD skin test looks like a mosquito bite, why?

My PPD skin test looks like a mosquito bite, why?

That is a pretty: Normal reaction. To determine if you are PPD positive, you will be checked for induration (not an overt bump). ...Read more

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Why do I always get boils on my skin when mosquito bite me?

Why do I always get boils on my skin when mosquito bite me?

Skin: Intact skin and mucous membranes are the bodies' number one defense against infection. Insect bites disrupt that and if you are a skin carrier of staphylococci they may create infection in the form of boils, or skin abscesses. ...Read more

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Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...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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What should I do about an infected mosquito bite? My duaghter has had a misquito bite for a few days and today I noticed that it seems more large and the skin around it looks a little yellowish an feels a little hard, and if you look really close it looks

See a Doctor: Insect bites can become infected with bacteria. If it is a spider bite, the skin may become necrotic. Some changes may be due to an allergic reaction to the bit. If the reaction around the bite is enlarging or getting worse, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Skin rash looks like mosquito bites, is this normal?

Skin rash looks like mosquito bites, is this normal?

It is possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What causes your skin to rise following a mosquito bite?

What causes your skin to rise following a mosquito bite?

Histamine: Histamine is released in response to your immune system seeing you were invaded by this pesky buy. The histamine opens the blood vessels and allows your immune system to attack the bacterial, virus and toxins the bug injected into you. ...Read more

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What can lead to more severe skin allergic reactions to mosquito bites?

Allergy to meds: You can be allergic to topical agents for itching. ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites form a white head?

Can mosquito bites form a white head?

Usually not: Usually not; this is more commonly see with fire ant bites. However, if local bacterial infection results from the mosquito bite, then yes, a whitehead can form. As long as it's confined to a small area, does not seem to go deep, and there is no fever, it is reasonable to do warm water soaks, soap and water washes, and maybe a little antibiotic ointment. And worse i'd see the doc. ...Read more

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Mosquito bites turning into white head, what do I do?

Mosquito bites turning into white head, what do I do?

Infected: Warm compress, topical antibiotic, have it looked at if it does not get better in a few days. ...Read more

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What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

There are many: Possible causes for this. With info available - can't provide a helpful response. ...Read more

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What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

What might have caused unexpected bumps on my skin that look like mosquito bites?

Difficult to tell: There are so many possibilities as to why you could be developing these bumps, which could include an allergic rash ("contact dermatitis"), dry skin, infection, drug reaction, etc. The only way to find the true cause is to have your skin examined by a doctor, and they can find the proper diagnosis and treatment for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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When you actually pop a mosquito bite, and what comes out is clear, is that venom from the bite or just the oils on the skin?

When you actually pop a mosquito bite, and what comes out is clear, is that venom from the bite or just the oils on the skin?

Neither one: First, you should never "pop" a mosquito bite. All that will do is prolong the inflammation, itching and pain, and delay healing. Second, mosquitoes have no venom. Third, if popped, any fluid that comes out is the body's own natural fluids that have accumulated at the bite as part of the immune system's response to it. That is, neither venom nor skin oils. ...Read more

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When I itch a mosquito bite the top layer of skin comes off. Left with a scanned patch of skin. Not itching hard. Why is that.

Sounds normal.: I don't know what you mean by a "scanned patch" of skin, but the skin over a bite does tend to slough off as the area heals. It is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more

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I poped a mosquito bite, and my skin began to have small bubbles, (the size of the mosquito bite) that are rough. What should I do?

See below: If the area is becoming more red, warm, swollen and painful, get seen for evaluation as the area may be infected and need oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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My little sister gets these bumps that go away quickly and look like mosquito bites, they are they same color as her skin, and they don't itch?

My little sister gets these bumps that go away quickly and look like mosquito bites, they are they same color as her skin, and they don't itch?

It is: Possible she may have allergic reaction or sensitive to something. It could also be stress related rashes from anxiety, emotions etc. If concerned, consult with your physician to get more detailed history, physical exam and possibly some lab tests or referral to an allergist if with respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

Inflammation &/or an: Infection. You need an in-person exam by a provider that can lay eyes on it. If it's a hair follicle infection, it's called a furuncle, which, without treatment, can progress to cellulitis &/or abscess. If >1 follicle gets involved, then it's a carbuncle. Talk to your doc about need for drainage, aspiration, culture, empiric antibiotic treatment. If lymphadenitis, use ultrasound & needle biopsy. ...Read more