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What sort of problem is an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What sort of problem is an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Let me help you?: Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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Could an allergy to peanuts cause a rash that looks like mosquitoe bites?

Could an allergy to peanuts cause a rash that looks like mosquitoe bites?

Yes: Peanut allergy can manifest itself as hives (urticaria) commonly. Hives look and feel like mosquito bites--they are raised, red, itchy, round to oval and can be of various sizes, scattered on the body. Hives usually wax and wane and the skin appears normal after they resolve. If the rash occurred after eating peanut, see an allergist for confirmation and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

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What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

What are the most common eczema triggers? Could a severe reaction to poison ivy trigger an eczema flare after/in addition to the allergic rash?

Eczema Triggers: Eczema Triggers include Chemicals, Hot water, Overbathing, detergents, soaps, shampoos, perfumes, scented body care products, stress, pet dander, molds, dust mites, cockroaches, to name a few. Yes, a severe reaction to poison ivy could definitely trigger an eczema flare! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?

Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?

Yes and no: Most people get a local allergic reaction to mosquitoes. This will lead to a large area of redness. Some people are more allergic than others, so those people get even worse rashes and reactions. There are some lucky people who are not allergic at all. So while it is an allergic reaction, there is usually nothing dangerous about it. Oral antihistamines might help. ...Read more

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A severe allergic reaction to insect bite has to include breathing problems?

A severe allergic reaction to insect bite has to include breathing problems?

Depends: This can occur and if it does, it is a severe reaction - anaphylaxis and will need immediate care. If you had an Epipen (epinephrine) from previously diagnosed severe allergy, use it then call 911. ...Read more

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Is there a common chemical in all insect repellents that can cause an allergic reaction?

Is there a common chemical in all insect repellents that can cause an allergic reaction?

Allergy to various c: There are individual sensitivity which can be any of common chemicals. Test small spot to see if ot is tolerated. In severe cases see allergist for controlled allergy testing. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

Depends: If your talking about the mosquito getting a rash after he bites you its hard to see. Look through a magnifying glass at his chest and proboscus area. Usually they fly away before you can find a tiny magnifying glass. As for the situation of a rash on you from the mosquito. It looks red, bumpy and is itchy. ...Read more

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Could a allergic reaction from cat fur be the cause of my hives?

Could a allergic reaction from cat fur be the cause of my hives?

Perhaps: Contact urticaria is known to occur but hives from dander in the air is less likely. Finding the cause for this very annoying condition is often very frustrating. Testing guided by a good history and evaluation can help. ...Read more

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What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

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What common skin reaction happens to a cat allergy?

What common skin reaction happens to a cat allergy?

Might develop: Hives. Please see your physician or allergist if you have possible allergic reaction to cats and frequent contact. ...Read more

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Is eczema always caused by an allergic reaction to a substance?

Is eczema always caused by an allergic reaction to a substance?

No: There are triggers other than allergies, including heat, chemicals, trauma, dryness, cold weather and such. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an anaphylactic reaction from poison ivy or just rashes?

Is it possible to get an anaphylactic reaction from poison ivy or just rashes?

No anaphylaxis: The reaction (rash) that one gets from exposure to poison ivy is mediated by t cells, not immunoglobulin e (ige). Ige is the antibody that mediates anaphylactic reactions. Therefore, an anaphylactic reaction to poison ivy is very unlikely. ...Read more

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What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first.But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more

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Is itching all the body over a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Is itching all the body over a symptom of an allergic reaction?

Yes, but not all: Itching all over the body can be a symptom of allergic reaction. However, this symptom is seen in dozen's of other conditions both benign and more serious. See a doctor to have this checked out. A thorough history will often cut right to the cause. However, a more thorough workup may be needed to find the correct cause. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to bees will this cause a reaction?

I'm allergic to bees will this cause a reaction?

Depends: If the reaction was merely swelling localized to a single area, no treatment is needed. However if you have an anaphylactic reaction (fainting, breathing problem, choking etc) , then you need to consult an allergist asap. Since an anaphylactic reaction is potentially fatal. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more