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Infected Mosquito Bites In Children
I keep getting mosquito bites a ton more than my friends. They seem to swell and i'm worried they're getting infected. I'm an international stud. Why do you think this happens and what do 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have these bumps that I thought were mosquito bites but have now gotten infected and are itchy and spreading. What do you think this could be?
I already ask this but now the mosquito bite that was large & red with purple dots has turned a full dark purple & shrunk a little. Maybe 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
I have a mosquito bite on my leg and it looked normal and now it's larger and red with some purple dots (doesn't look normal). Is it infected?
That's possible: If it gets worse instead of better - more red, warm or tender, then it could be infected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
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
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