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Doctor insights on: Infected Mosquito Bites In Children

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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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My baby got a mosquito bite, and now it looks infected; what should I do?

My baby got a mosquito bite, and now it looks infected; what should I do?

See his doctor: Any insect bite causes a tiny break in the skin, allowing bacteria to get in and cause a local skin infection. One such sore in an older child without fever may respond to topical antibiotic ointment, but a baby with a potential skin infection should be seen to make sure it is not more serious. Sores resembling spider bites may suggest mrsa, a bacteria that needs special antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Not easy: Unusual for a mosquito bite to be infected absent your scratching it and abrading the skin over it. If the area of redness expands, is very warm to touch and tender rather than itchy see a doctor asap. Infections in the facial tissues can progress very rapidly and with severe complications possible. If the lesion comes to a head and looks like it contains pus, do not squeeze it. ...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

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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Do mosquito bites after itching turn into white heads? Does that mean they got infected?

Do mosquito bites after itching turn into white heads? Does that mean they got infected?

Mosquito bites: They normally do not turn into white heads. What you describe means there is some type of local infection, likely due to scratching. If there is also redness and tenderness you will need some antibiotics, see your doctor for evaluation. An interesting side note, fire ant bites which are common in Houston do get a small pustule like a white head, so it is possible you have those. ...Read more

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I think i have an infected mosquito bite, two actually;they both are very swollen and itchy. This morning I noticed a yellowish sticky liquid coming f?

I think i have an infected mosquito bite, two actually;they both are very swollen and itchy. This morning I noticed a yellowish sticky liquid coming f?

Relax: With severe itch you may rub so vigorously as to cause a yellow, sticky discharge. When the itch stops you can stop scratching and they will heal. Water is good for this. Wash. Hydrocortisone cream, rubbing with ice may help. Rub with a wet aspirin [not coated] can help. If you have bacitracin, neosporin, or triple antibiotic, THROW IT AWAY. ...Read more