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Can a person develop mosquito allergy?

Can a person develop mosquito allergy?

Yes: Reactions are usually caused by an allergy to the mosquito saliva. Systemic reactions like anaphylaxis are rare. Usually what we see are large local reactions: up to 10cm of induration, redness, and swelling of the skin. Topical steroids are a good choice for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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How do I know if I have a mosquito allergy?

How do I know if I have a mosquito allergy?

Mosquito allergy: Mosquito allergy produces local swelling and itching over and oabve that seen from an ordinary bite. Occasion systemic reactions such as asthma, anaphyacxis and urticaria or hives can occur but are rare. This can be proven by allergy testing. ...Read more

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Please tell me can I have a mosquito allergy?

Please tell me can I have a mosquito allergy?

Mosquito allergy: At times, mosquito allergy is caused by allergic antibody that can be detected by a blood test called a rast. Typically, this testing is negative. It is believed that most unusally lage local reactions, that occur after a bite, are caused by blood cells that have become allergic to mosquito salivary proteins. Early treatment with topical steroids is often helpful. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a mosquito allergy later in life?

Can a person develop a mosquito allergy later in life?

Mosquito Menace: Each of us possesses an immune reaction to the anticoagulant saliva of mosquitoes, some more than others. It is possible that a person with a mild, local cellular reaction could later develop a more systemic "anaphylactoid" reaction to a bite, however this is extremely rare. Unlike bee or wasp venom, mosquito saliva is not designed to kill or paralyze but designed to anticoagulate and dilate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: mosquito allergy?

What is the definition or description of: mosquito allergy?

Reaction to mosquito: Mosquito bites can cause larger than average bumps and itching in individuals who have allergies to mosquitos. Treatment is steroid creams and anti-histamine pills such as Allegra (fexofenadine) 180 mg/day. ...Read more

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What can I take to help me clear myself of a mosquito allergy?

What can I take to help me clear myself of a mosquito allergy?

Prevention is best.: Some have used a daily supplement of vitamin b6 100mg or a b complex with b6 (thiamine) to help as a natural repellant. Now to get rid of the reactions, some have effectively used allergy immunotherapy. See an allergist-immunologist who may be able to help you. I used it in the past on several patients with good results. See this for more info: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/15180354. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have a mosquito allergy vs just being sensitive?

Severity of symptoms: Virtually everyone is essentially "allergic to mosquitos if they bite, it will cause an irritative reaction, the typical itchy "red bump" some people are more sensitive, depending on skin type or wearing lotions/sunscreens, perfumes w/certain smells, or certain colored clothing. Most important to be aware is that mosquitos carry dangerous diseases, such as malaria (humans)heartworm (dog)nile virus (h. ...Read more

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Could I have a mosquito allergy? I mean really huge swellings from bites.

Huge swellings: Absolutely. My son had this problem but it got better as he grew older. ...Read more

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Is mosquito allergy rare? Can you develop deadly allergy to mosquito when adult? I live in norway. There is no mosquito with malaria etc, here.

Is mosquito allergy rare? Can you develop deadly allergy to mosquito when adult? I live in norway. There is no mosquito with malaria etc, here.

Mosquitos: Malaria has nothing to do with allergy, it is a disease transmitted by mosquitos. Mosquito reactions tend to be at worst large local reactions and an allergy to mosquitoes is very rare if any. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between having a wheat allergy and having a mosquito allergy, have they got anything to do each other?

Is there a relation between having a wheat allergy and having a mosquito allergy, have they got anything to do each other?

Wheat and mosquitos: No but being allergic to boh means that you are born to overreact dtdo environmental stimulii. This is termed atopy or allergy. ...Read more

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What can I do for mosquito allergies?

All bites cause bump: More severe reactions occur less commonly. These may result in blistering rashes, bruises, or large areas of swelling at the bite sites. People who experience extremely large areas of swelling after a mosquito bite (such as swelling of most of an arm or leg, for example) have been dubbed as having "skeeter syndrome." prevention. The prevention of mosquito bites is the main goal. ...Read more

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Fly and mosquito allergies: can the bites from them cause fevers?

Fly and mosquito allergies: can the bites from them cause fevers?

Insect bite allergy: Insect bite allergy does not cause fever. However insects can act as vector to carry different pathogens and can transmit those when it bite you. Several diseases can be caused by insect bite can make you have a fever e.g. Dengue fever, malaria, west nile encephalitis... Fly can carry bacteria and cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergy to mosquitos bites?

Is it possible to be allergy to mosquitos bites?

Yes, but...: Yes, it is possible to be allergic to mosquitoes and have large swollen red areas on the skin after a bite, but there is not much to do about it. Ice, ibuprofen for swelling, and topical steroid cream is all that needs ton be done. There is no magical cure for mosquito bite allergy. ...Read more

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How do I treat a severe mosquito bite allergy?

How do I treat a severe mosquito bite allergy?

Mosquito repellent: First, protect yourself from getting stung - insect repellents, wearing long sleeves, etc. Once stung, apply ice, prescription-strength topical steroid and an antihistamine such as Cetirizine 10mg (zyrtec) or fexofenadine 180mg (allegra). First aid calamine with pramoxime lotion mixed with Hydrocortisone 1%. Next step - see an allergist for consideration of desensitization (allergy shots). ...Read more

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Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

Insect bite allergy: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. If you develop systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for you to suddenly develop a mosquito bite allergy?

Yes: In fact, most people will likely develop allergic antibody to mosquito after just a few bites. ...Read more

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My husband have lately allergy which appear around his thigh like mosquitos he never had before it just started how can we figure it out?

My husband have lately allergy which appear around his thigh like mosquitos he never had before it just started how can we figure it out?

Find an expert: Start with your primary health care provider. If they can't give you a satisfactory answer you need to see a dermatologist or an allergist. As a general rule if the rash itches either specialist can assist you, if the rash doesn't itch, regardless of appearance, a dermatologist is your best bet. ...Read more

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Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Mosquito bites: Mosquitos can be a real nuisance. The saliva from the insect bite can cause an itchy reaction that is a problem for some people. Try an ice pack to cool off the itching- 10 min on/10 min off. If need something more, Hydrocortisone 1% cream to area (but not the face!) 1 or 2x/day. An oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...Read more

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There are lots of pink-reddish spots on my arm, those which look like mosquito allergies. But no mosquitos around, and the spots are increasing daily.

There are lots of pink-reddish spots on my arm, those which look like mosquito allergies. But no mosquitos around, and the spots are increasing daily.

Hives: If these spots are itchy and showing up at random locations on body, sounds like hives, which can occur for many different reasons - allergy to food, medicine, environmental allergen, exposure, viral infection, etc. Try oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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About skin allergy cause due to the mosquito spray?

About skin allergy cause due to the mosquito spray?

Contact: Many ingredients used in the spray can induce a contact allergic reactions on the skin. The onset of the rash may not occur until 24-72 hrs after the contact. If changing brands does not help, contact a derm or allergist to find out which ingredient may the the culprit. ...Read more

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What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

What is a mosquito bite allergy remedy or relief for babies?

Mosquito bite: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. Local topical cortisone otc would help at the swelling site. If your child develops systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I noticed I'm prone to mosquito bites and skin allergies than most people do, does it has to do with blood or skin type?

Good question: Some studies find that it is the carbon dioxide which attracts the mosquitoes Thus the more carbon dioxide your body produces, the more likely you get bitten. Since every extra bite provokes a booster immune response, the more frequently you are bitten, the more allergic you will become. ...Read more

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When I get a mosquito bite, it itches like crazy, and immediately turns into a large, red since I was small. Could this indicate an allergy, what to do?

When I get a mosquito bite, it itches like crazy, and immediately turns into a large, red since I was small. Could this indicate an allergy, what to do?

Mosquito bites: A large local reaction to insect bites including mosquito bite does not need allergy treatment. You could apply cold compress, topical otc hydrocortisone. If the swelling is large and painful, you might need to see a local physician to be evaluated. If you develop systemic symptoms like hives, belly pain, difficulty breathing with mosquito bites, it is dangerous and you should see an allergist. ...Read more

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I've been having little mosquito like bites spreading only on my arms for over a week especially right arm, I don't think its bites can this be allergy?

I've been having little mosquito like bites spreading only on my arms for over a week especially right arm, I don't think its bites can this be allergy?

Yes it can be or: It can be allergy to some other bites like bed bugs, contact dermatitis or some other skin condition
get it checked by your doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I've got drunk water which was contaminated with mosquito spray by mistakewhether this caused these allergies on my body?

What to do if I've got drunk water which was contaminated with mosquito spray by mistakewhether this caused these allergies on my body?

What symptoms?: Depends on how much water you consumed and how much of the spray was in it, and what the spray contained - there are many different kinds of insecticides. In any case, it would not likely be "allergy" - which is an immune system reaction, but a toxic effect of the drug. Without knowing what symptoms you are having, nobody can say. Insecticides are nerve poisons, but it takes high doses to harm. ...Read more

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I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?

I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?

Rash and exercise: Some people may develop allergic reactions to unusual things like for example exercise, others may develop a reaction to cold, heat, stress, pressure. These are not very common reasons but it does happen. If you are allergic to other things my advise is to make an appointment with an allergist sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What are the red dots on my arms? Could they be the sign of allergy? They appear like mosquito bites with very subtle itch & a bit embossed.

What are the red dots on my arms? Could they be the sign of allergy? They appear like mosquito bites with very subtle itch & a bit embossed.

Can't tell: The history is too vague and only your doctor can help you diagnose it by getting a detailed history and looking at the rash directly. ...Read more

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Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?

Hives: Cause food allergy- seafood, chocolate, peanuts, strawberries. Other causes medications either prescription or o/c. Could also be reqction to infection. Suppress with antihistamines and look for cause. If extensive and persistent see dermatologist or allergist for workup. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Mosquito Allergy (Definition)

Mosquito bites can cause larger than average bumps and itching in individuals who have allergies to mosquitos. Treatment is steroid creams and anti-histamine pills such as ...Read more