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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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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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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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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

There are difference: Btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You may only have 1 >>. ...Read more

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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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