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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Mosquito Allergy (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
98 doctors shared insights

Mosquito Allergy (Overview)

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.


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

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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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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How can I get rid of cat allergys?

How can I get rid of cat allergys?

Allergy shots: Treatment for cat allergy includes avoiding cats (not keeping them at home), medications to treat symptoms, and for long term relief, allergy injections (allergy shots). An allergist can review the benefits and risks of allergy shots. This is the only disease modifying strategy to relieve symptoms long term. ...Read more

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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

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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

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