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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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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites on ankles, chest, neck and arms?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites on ankles, chest, neck and arms?

Could be rash: from an insect bite or allergic reaction to something in the environment or food/ medicine. I suggest a video-consult with the Healthtap doctor on duty. You may want to take a high resolution photo of the rash. Get well. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Dermatitis: Most likely a contact dermatitis from something that was in contact with your legs or possibly a lotion that was put on your legs. See a health provider if it worsens or persists. ...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 (diphenhydramine) at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Wife gets itchy bumps year round on her calves only. They look like mosquito bites but happen daily. She ends up itching them bloody in her sleep?

Wife gets itchy bumps year round on her calves only. They look like mosquito bites but happen daily. She ends up itching them bloody in her sleep?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hello, I have itchy bumps-bra area, panty line area, base of neck, arms, back that look like mosquito bites that are raised, white & red, wide & small?

Hives: Raised itchy bumps could be hives, which are due to a whole host of causes. Anthistamine medication could reduce the bumps and itch if truly hives. However, a photo of your rash is very important. Either consult a physician on this site with a photo or in person, or see a doctor in person to diagnose if the rash does not improve. ...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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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: you are developing hives because of the hot showers or bath. The condition is known as cholernergic urticaria. Turn the temperature of the water down and your symptoms dhould be relieved ...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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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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I have little pimple like itchy bumps on my body. These are not mosquito bites and not bed bug bites because they don't come in clusters what wrong ?

There are so many: reasons to have lesions that fit that description that it isn't even reasonable for me to guess at it. ...Read more

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

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

Can be tricky: There are differences 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. ...Read more

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I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes. ?

I got a number of mosquito bites on my feet last night. Along with the red, itchy bumps, both my feet are swollen, and it hurts to curl my toes. ?

Mosquito bites: Would try some benedryl as may have an allergic reaction form all the bites. May als oneed antibiotics for cellultis ( infection) Also would follow up with doc and consider testing for West Nile and even Zika even though Zika has not yet been found that far north. f/u w/ doc ...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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I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE i got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the initial signs of an infection. What you don't want it to be is a MRSA type of infection so you'll want to get ahead of this thing quickly. Clean the area with soap and water at least 2-3x daily until you see the doctor and stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach. ?

I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach. ?

Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken. ...Read more

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These bumps look like mosquito bites, but aren't itchy and they're all around my 6 year olds face?

These bumps look like mosquito bites, but aren't itchy and they're all around my 6 year olds face?

May be bites: Mosquito bites don't have to itch, this is the season for bites, and whether they itch or not depends on an individual's reaction to the mosquito saliva that is injected when they bite you. Some people have dramatic swelling and itching, others have little to no reaction. Keep an eye on these and if they look like they are fading, great! If not get then checked. ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

Allergic reaction: May be you came in contact with some weeds, or plants that you are allergic to. Insect bites can also cause red bumps at the site of bites but energized Pruritic Rash are due to Allergic reaction. Do you have Poison Oak r Poison Ivy near by?or If you sprayed chemicals in your garden ? Rx Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream now. ...Read more

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Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Rash mainly on hands and feet and a few random bumps on legs and arms. Look like mosquito bites, ITCHY. Going on for a month. New ones everyday. Help!

Hives?: A rash that comes and goes within a day is most likely to be hives, one of the most miserable and frustrating of benign conditions. By now you have probably thought of every possible food or other trigger but come up with nothing. Sometimes a careful history with your doctor can uncover a known cause. If not then then the long term outlook is good but NO ONE knows HOW long. ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

ForgiveMe4BeingNosey: Don't mess with it, waddaya think? Don't mess with it for another month or two. Resist scratching it, or fooling with it or touching it, or scraping it with a comb. If after waiting, it's still there, then have a doctor look at it to assess for size, color(s), borders, etc. Of course, you said the bump is on your head. The head includes ears and face. So if this bump is on the end of your nose.... ...Read more

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Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Everytime I get bit by a mosquito it leaves big hard itchy bumps on me and sometimes they hurt. Could it be that I'm allergic to them?

Yes: Nearly everyone becomes allergic sooner or later to mosquito venom after a few bites. Try antihistamine. Some people get a huge reaction called Skeeter's syndrome which may require more intense treatment but neither is life-threatening. ...Read more

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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?

Often this can be a: superinfection so i would get in to see your doctor or dermatologist for culture and treatment ...Read more

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Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

Itchy patch of tiny bumps on my butt, the whole patch is the size of a mosquito bite and itches like one but goes away and comes back in the same spot?

ITCHY BACKSIDE: More history helpful but sounds like some form of dermatitis; skin inflammation after contact with something to which your body (skin) is overly sensitive. Since it appears from your description to be localized to one place, you might try a combination of topical (skin cream/ointment) Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone. Let me know how that works... if not affective... we can discuss other options. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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