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How can I get my mosquito bites to stop itching?

How can I get my mosquito bites to stop itching?

Caladryl : Caladyrl or topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are two products that you could try using. Every doctor has their own preference. ...Read more

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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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When i get a mosquito bite, it itches like crazy, and immediately turns into a large, red since i was small. Could this indicate an allergy, what to do?

When i get a mosquito bite, it itches like crazy, and immediately turns into a large, red since i was small. Could this indicate an allergy, what to do?

Mosquito bites: A large local reaction to insect bites including mosquito bite does not need allergy treatment. You could apply cold compress, topical otc hydrocortisone. If the swelling is large and painful, you might need to see a local physician to be evaluated. If you develop systemic symptoms like hives, belly pain, difficulty breathing with mosquito bites, it is dangerous and you should see an allergist. ...Read more

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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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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 (diphenhydramine) or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...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 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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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 (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Take care. ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

ForgiveMe4BeingNosey: Don't mess with it, waddaya think? Don't mess with it for another month or two. Resist scratching it, or fooling with it or touching it, or scraping it with a comb. If after waiting, it's still there, then have a doctor look at it to assess for size, color(s), borders, etc. Of course, you said the bump is on your head. The head includes ears and face. So if this bump is on the end of your nose.... ...Read more

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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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I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

I have a question for you. If I got a rash on my skin or little bumps and it itches what should I do because I think it's a mosquito bite and I don't ?

Rash: If truly insect bites, 0TC Benadryl may help. But it could be reaction to food, change in detergent, poison ivy, or any one of hundreds of other irritants. If it's bothering you, see your GP for differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My labia has bumps (like mosquito bite bumps) and it itches so much. it's all thick and dark coloured. not painful at all. do not shave there regular?

My labia has bumps (like mosquito bite bumps) and it itches so much. it's all thick and dark coloured.  not painful at all. do not shave there regular?

Bumps: Best to get bumps seen and examined so the proper diagnosis can be made, and the best treatment will follow. Really hard to guess what the bumps are over the computer. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

ITCHY BACKSIDE: More history helpful but sounds like some form of dermatitis; skin inflammation after contact with something to which your body (skin) is overly sensitive. Since it appears from your description to be localized to one place, you might try a combination of topical (skin cream/ointment) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone. Let me know how that works... if not affective... we can discuss other options. ...Read more

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I went to tanning bed and came home with irritation shortly later on my buttocks. It itches like mosquito bites and in a cluster of bumps?

I went to tanning bed and came home with irritation shortly later on my buttocks. It itches like mosquito bites and in a cluster of  bumps?

Butt irritation: It could be anything from hair follicle irritation to a herpetic outbreak. It's off to the dermatologist for you. ...Read more

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I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

A few possibilities: If you have been exposed to new substances, this could be plain old contact dermatitis; try to find what might be irritating your skin. Shingles would be a bad case scenario to maybe get checked out. The worst case scenario would be a recurrent rash like that which could represent herpes on your rear end that keep coming on over and over: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would be the treatment for that or the shingles. ...Read more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt  has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled.  Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Hard to say without: seeing it. It could be a contact rash to something. Is it only on one foot? Any new creams, lotions, shoes? Do you have the rash anywhere else? I would recommend that you have it seen by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist, so that it can be diagnosed properly. Or if you are signed up for HealthTap Prime, you may be able to consult with one of us that way and send a photo. ...Read more

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I wake up and find a red Papule on face,I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne.How to differentiate?BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

I wake up and find a red Papule on face,I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne.How to differentiate?BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

Itch?: Mosquito will itch, subside in about 2 days. Acne will be tender or have no symptoms, last for weeks, may have a pustule which you can squeeze out. Mosquito likely to be solitary, acne multiple. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more