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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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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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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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How long does it take to get rid of mosquito bites?

How long does it take to get rid of mosquito bites?

It depends: The severity of your insect bite reaction will determine how quickly it heals. Application of Hydrocortisone cream to the bites then covering it with a bandaid should help them to clear up within a week. ...Read more

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How long does it take an unpopped, fluid filled blister from a mosquito bite to heal?

How long does it take an unpopped, fluid filled blister from a mosquito bite to heal?

Depends on if pus: If the fluid in the blister is only something like serum, then it should clear out if few days to a weeks. If the fluid is pus, then it needs to be lanced and drained and might need antibiotics. The fluid in this case is associated with redness of skin and pain. ...Read more

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How long should it take for a mosquito bite to disappear?

How long should it take for a mosquito bite to disappear?

It depends: If there is a lot of mast cell degranualtion with histamine release or a secondary infection you can have a problems for days to weeks. ...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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How long will it take for mosquito bites to stop itching?

How long will it take for mosquito bites to stop itching?

Days to weeks : Sometimes the itch can persist for up to 2 weeks. ...Read more