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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?
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
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
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
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?
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?
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 got a few mosquito bites about a week ago on the back of my thigh. I scratched them and now one spot looks infected has little bubble and red around?
Could be infected: Normal bacteria live on our skin. Even with a harmless mosquito bite, scratching can lead to infection. If the bubble is painful, red and growing quickly, please see a doctor immediately. If it is just small and slightly red, consider otc triple antibiotic ointment for now and seek care if not better in a few days. ...Read more
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