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Mosquito Bite Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?
How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?
Limited space: Though spider, tick or mosquito bites can sometimes cause infection, the vast majority of them will not. A limited local inflammatory response can be expected from any of these. Symptoms exceeding this should be examined by a physician. 'spider bites' have become a common er complaint over the last several years, when in fact most of these are skin abscesses. ...Read more
Topical Antibiotics: Any opening in the skin can get superinfected with bacteria. The most common is "community acquired staphylococcus" thatcellulitis on occassion is resistant to the usual antibiotic. If you note increasing redness and or pain , especially finger like projections leading away from the redness than this may be cellulitis. Topical and or systemic(oral) antbiotics may be needed. ...Read more
Interesting: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a mosquito bites someone with a very active HIV infection and bites me immediatly after can I catch HIV that way?
Have mosquito bite.More red than yesterday & itchy & feels warm to the touch.Not any bigger.Is red/itch/warmth a normal reaction?Worry about infection
My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?
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