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Dr. Jennifer Haley
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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 father aged 50 is getting itchy bumps like mosquito bite on his solders and hands?

My father aged 50 is getting itchy bumps like mosquito bite on his solders and hands?

OK: Maybe they are mosquito bites or some sort of insect bites, etc. He can try treating them topically from meds he can get at the pharmacy for itching bites, and if they persist, then have him see the Dr. for an evaluation of the rash. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps: It is likely an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Try to track down what may be causing this. You may try some over the counter antihistamine like Allegra and Benadryl at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Jock Itch (Checklist)

Treat affected areas with a topical antifungal cream
Once
See a dermatologist for resistant or widespread cases
Once
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Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites. ?

Especially after a hot bath/shower, I keep getting random itchy bumps on my elbows and back. They look similar to mosquito bites. ?

Urticaria: Some people develop urticaria in hot water. So try to avoid hot water; (try lukewarm instead.). Use a mild soap when bathing & cool compresses on the hives. ...Read more

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Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Small red bump on top of vein on arm and leg? The diameter of a vein. Also some huge white itchy bumps from mosquito bites. I'm on vacation in zagreb.

Wish could: See a picture but can't. Could it be a bug bite too? If it's new maybe that's it.. If not better get it seen when back deem vacation. If you can get some1% hydrocortisone creame try it but doubt you will find it there. Enjoy your vacation ...Read more

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What might this be? An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks. It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

What might this be?   An itchy rash like cluster of bumps on my lower back just above my buttocks.   It looks a lot like a bunch of mosquito bites.

How long?: If it lasts over 6 weeks, see an allergist. If it is short term, try some otc antihistamine up to 4 x the regular frequency but watch out for drowsiness. Otherwise topical Hydrocortisone cream should be tried. If it still did not work, see an allergist. ...Read more

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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