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Not Very: Mosquito bites occur with great frequency, and the vast majority cause mild irritation and itching. In rare cases and it certain areas, they can be carriers of disease (may acquire by biting various animals who are carrying disease. Good idea to use repellent in any case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Kissing Bugs": Chagas disease is caused by a parasite (trypanosoma cruzi) transmitted by the triatoma bug (aka: kissing bug). The bug itself is infected and has the habit of defecating immediately after biting you. While not pretty to imagine, the bugs poop, with the parasite in it, mixes with your blood where you were bitten, and hence you're infected. The bug lives in mud & thatch huts in poor, rural, areas. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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It would most: Like be eaten up by digestive juices. ...Read more
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Not to worry: You can not get aid's from a mosquito. Take care. ...Read more
Anopheles: mosquitoes are the one's responsible for transmitting malaria. There are actually hundreds of different species. I've even heard that mosquitoes are the most dangerous 'animal' on the planet - although I think it may actually be humans. Check this out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anopheles Interesting indeed! Good news is we don't have malaria in the U.S. anymore (unless it's an imported case!) ...Read more
DEET: Deet remains your best bet, just use it sparingly and around the neck/wrists/ankles only. Other options may actually attract insects! ...Read more
Probably ok: If you were bitten in Indiana then the odds of the bite having infected you with something dangerous are vanishingly small ...Read more
You need help: I would suggest you to talk with your parents or somebody you trust about your problem. it seems that you are having quite significant psychological stress these days. If you are thinking about harming yourself of others- please stop the thought and remove it from your mind. there is always the end of a tunnel, don't give up. seek for help. be strong when you are weak, be brave when you are down. ...Read more
You don't: You don't know, because they don't look or feel any different. So it you get sick soon after being exposed to mosquito bites, be sure that you tell your md. ...Read more
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. ...Read more
Mosquitoes: Deadly for the mosquito or for you? Please clarify. ...Read more
Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more
Many things: Diseases that mosquitoes can transmit are specific to the species of mosquito and fortunately there are few of these in the usa. One that can occasionally be passed this way is west nile virus, and there are several forms of encephalitis that are possible here. In other parts of the world the most common is malaria and also things like yellow fever can be transmitted, as well as a host of others. ...Read more
Reaction: You are having skin reaction to mosquito bites. Apply some moisturising lotion and take otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night time. Always protect your self in out door by applying anti -repallants to exposed skin, and wear full sleeve shirts and long pants/ dress to prevent from any insect bite. Good luck ! ...Read more
Mosquito illnesses: There are many different illnesses that are transmitted by mosquitos, including dengue fever, malaria, west nile virus, western equine encephalitis and yellow fever, to name a few. There are specific treatments for malaria, which do help most when started early. Even where there are not specific treatments, early recognition and supportive intervention can lessen the chance of complications. ...Read more
Can I use skin so soft on my baby's head/face? If not what are some other mosquito repellent options?
Maybe: I don't particularly like the sss product because it attracts bees so you trade one bug issue for another. For small infants, loose fitting clothing and netting is the best solution. There are some small repellent devices that you can attach to clothing nearby that would not be toxic to baby, but their effectiveness is questionable. ...Read more
Does a bite from a mosquito that carries Chinkunguya look different than a normal bite? How to tell the difference?
Identical: The bite from an infected mosquito looks the same as from a non-infected one. That is why insect repellant, long sleeves and netting are important. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I have been bit by a mosquito and it looks inflammated and it's growing bigger and it hurts when i touch it. Why is that?
What happened if a person dink a good knight advance mosquito veporiser .. My frend drink defore 22hrs.. But he is normal..
Attempting Suicide: If you know someone is at risk of attempting suicide or are a potential threat to themselves you are ethically obligated to let the authorities know. I would advise you to help your friend get to the doctor or to call 911 and let them know that your friend is a risk of harming himself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live in the same house with my family, but i dont understand why mosquitos bite only me!!, and how to prevent them to bite me?
Use bug: Repellant or skinso soft if that works. It's always a marvel in a group why those critters seem to gravitate to one person. ...Read more
I want to take garlic pills to fight of mosquitos. Will it give me a noticeable smell, however? One that people around me will be able to smell?
Probably no smell: Unfortunately there is little evidence that garlic pills or garlic in any form will ward off mosquitoes. The gold standard is DEET - all others are much less effective or not effective at all. You might check Consumer Reports for a recent article on the effectiveness of anti-mosquito agents. ...Read more
A mosquito bit me last night and it's really big and swollen, maybe an inch wide.White ring around half of it. Is there something wrong with it?
It's really: Irritated. Try putting some ammonia, first aide of choice, on it, and see if that soothed it. If it grows redder and hotter may be getting infected and that is when to call doc ...Read more
Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of your home. If you have a morbid fear of these perhaps seeing a psychotherapist is in order. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more
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Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter - especially a spider which can cause a non-healing sore place. You might need this to be looked at. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer