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How can a mosquito find my skin?

How can a mosquito find my skin?

Mosquitoes are: attracted to heat & carbon dioxide like we expel when we breath. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to be bitten by a mosquito?

How dangerous is it to be bitten by a mosquito?

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 more

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Does chagas disease come from mosquitos or what bugs?

Does chagas disease come from mosquitos or what bugs?

"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 more

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What are the risks/benefits of using mosquito repellent?

What are the risks/benefits of using mosquito repellent?

All benefit, no risk: Risks are essentially zero, unless your skin is sensitive to it. Benefits ange from prevention of itchy bites at one extreme, to prevention of death from malaria and other mosquito-borne illness at the other. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have several red mosquito-like bites?

What should I do if I have several red mosquito-like bites?

Bug bites: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me species of mosquitos that could transmit malaria?

Can you tell me species of mosquitos that could transmit malaria?

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

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Is there a good mosquito repellent that is not bad for your skin?

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

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What to do if I was bitten by a tiger mosquito. how do I treat it?

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

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What happens if a person drinks good knight advance mosquito liquid?

What happens if a person drinks good knight advance mosquito liquid?

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

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How does a person know that he/she is bitten by a west nile mosquito?

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

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Can you tell me what can you do when you get eaten alive by a mosquito?

Can you tell me what can you do when you get eaten alive by a mosquito?

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

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How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

How common are mosquito borne diseases in the louisiana, usa? Are they curable?

Hopefully the link: Below would be of help! take care! http://www.Ohsep.Louisiana.Gov/factsheets/mosquitosmart.Htm. ...Read more

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What to do if i know about the tick diseases but what do the mosquitos give you?

What to do if i know about the tick diseases but what do the mosquitos give you?

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

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What does it mean for the world if we cure mosquito-borne diseases through spraying?

A better world: Mosquitos are one of the most dangerous killers on our planet as the transmit several diseases... Malaria alone kills more than 1 million people per year worldwide. Manipulating the physiology of the mosquito, or the environment or both, is being studied right now. ...Read more

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Are there any foods or other natural edible remedies that repel ticks and/or mosquitos?

Are there any foods or other natural edible remedies that repel ticks and/or mosquitos?

Sulfur powder: Sulfur powder dusted on the ankles is effective for repelling ticks and chiggers while walking in grass. Dryer sheets (like bounce) worn under the clothes can repel mosquitoes. ...Read more

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I got bit by mosquitos 2weeks ago but they haven't went away yet. Still itchy also. Why?

I got bit by mosquitos 2weeks ago but they haven't went away yet. Still itchy also. Why?

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

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Could you cure a mosquito bourne illness such as malaria or others if it is found early?

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

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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

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Does a bite from a mosquito that carries Chinkunguya look different than a normal bite? How to tell the difference?

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

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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?

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?

Infection: It could just be a reaction to the mosquito bite, like a hive, but it might be infected. If it doesn't go away in a couple days or if it continues to get worse or more painful, you should go to the doctor for an evaluation. It will probably be fine, just keep an eye on it. ...Read more

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What happened if a person dink a good knight advance mosquito veporiser .. My frend drink defore 22hrs.. But he is normal..

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 more

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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

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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

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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

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I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

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 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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What would happen if i had an erection and was bitten by a mosquito there?

What would happen if i had an erection and was bitten by a mosquito there?

Well...: The mosquito would have a great story to tell the other mosquitos over nachos and beer at the local insect bar. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites harmfull in the uk

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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How do i remove marks left by mosquitos?

How do i remove marks left by mosquitos?

Don't scratch: and they will go away sooner. Apply warm compress or steroid cream if itching is very bad or there is swelling. It will heal, don't worry. ...Read more

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What diseases can you get from mosquitos?

What diseases can you get from mosquitos?

Many: Best to look it up as the list is long. It includes several types of malaria, zika, chickungunya, several types of encephalitis, dengue, yellow fever and many others. ...Read more

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How come mosquitos always bite me every night?

How come mosquitos always bite me every night?

Most Mosquitoes: Feed at dawn or dusk (crepuscular). Some feed during the day. So, if you body is poorly protected from mosquitoes at that time - then you are a prime target for a blood meal. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite won't heal?

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 more

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