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I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled ?

I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled ?

I & D: The primary treatment for a localized infection like that is i & d (incision & drainage). You may also need an antibiotic. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Infection (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Several red bites : with a small pimple(pustule)in the center describes a fire ant bite.Any possible exposure?Soy sause takes away the sting(also works for bee/wasp stings).Must also consider cellulitis.If gets worse,c ur doc. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between a mosquito or spider bite infection vs a tick bite infection?

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

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Can I get an infection from a mosquito bite?

Can I get an infection from a mosquito bite?

Bites: Bites can cause allergic reactions with welts and itching. It can also get infected, red with discharge and spread. Let us know if these symptoms occur. ...Read more

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Scratched open mosquito bites. Could this cause an infection? How can I treat this?

Scratched open mosquito bites. Could this cause an infection? How can I treat this?

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

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Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

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 more

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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

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

Normal : The mosquito secretes saliva that you are reacting to. So it's normally red. Keep the area dry and clean. If it begins itching, you can try using calamine lotion. You don't need to worry about infection, unless you see pus developing. Usually this doesn't happen. ...Read more

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My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

Mrsa: It appears that his skin is colonized by MRSA. A 10-14 day course of an effective antibiotic may clear the bacteria living on his skin. However, this should be discussed with a specialist in infectious diseases. ...Read more

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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more