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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


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What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

What should I do if I have a huge mosquito bite on my leg?

Antihistamine: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good but may make you sleep.
For the discomfort many people use teabags topically (wet of course)

teabags also are good for the pain of sunburn. ...Read more

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I have mosquito bites on my leg and they are horrible, I don't want these bites on me. What can I do?

I have mosquito bites on my leg and they are horrible, I don't want these bites on me. What can I do?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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I have two mosquito bites on my leg. They have been there for over 5 months and are red circles. When I stand for a while they turn purple.?

I have two mosquito bites on my leg. They have been there for over 5 months and are red circles. When I stand for a while they turn purple.?

MOSQUITO BITES LEG: MOST UNUSUAL TO HAVE MOSQUITO BITES FOR FIVE MONTHS.
DO SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST SOON!
MALE? FEMALE? AGE? MEDICATIONS YOU TAKE?
BEST LUCK ...Read more

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I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

I have more than 20 mosquito bites on my leg and it's bruising?

Topical treatment: Use cold compresses and caladryl. Try and stay indoors and away from mosquitos for a few days while they heal. ...Read more

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Please help me! I have a massive amount of scratched mosquito bite scabs! My legs look horrible. Any quick remedies? Thanks!

Please help me! I have a massive amount of scratched mosquito bite scabs! My legs look horrible. Any quick remedies? Thanks!

Cortisone cream: Prescription strength works best. Do not use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless at bedtime: it is a sleeping pill. Daily shower. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 13 mosquito bites on my legs swollen to the size of quarters?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine.
Seek medical care for infection. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mosquito bites fast? My legs look so bad with marks.

How can I get rid of mosquito bites fast? My legs look so bad with marks.

Topical steroids: Prescription topical steroids work best. Oral antihistamines and afterbite help symptomatic relief. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have 13 mosquito bites on my legs swollen to the size of quarters?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties effect. 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 for itching. ...Read more

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I have many mosquito bites on my legs and cannot stop itching them to the point of bleeding how can I stop the itching? Otc cortesone didn't help

I have many mosquito bites on my legs and cannot stop itching them to the point of bleeding how can I stop the itching? Otc cortesone didn't help

Itching bites: The otc cortisone is not strong enough for the more tough skin on your legs. You will need a stronger cortisone cream. Get generic zyrtec (cetirizine) for itching. ...Read more

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I got 3 mosquito bites on my leg 2 days ago and they all have bruises around them now. It's never happened b4 is this something to be concerned about?

I got 3 mosquito bites on my leg 2 days ago and they all have bruises around them now. It's never happened b4 is this something to be concerned about?

Mosquito borne dis.: If you are in the usa, think about west nile virus. If outside america then worry about malaria & dengue fever. West nile virus mostly asymptomatic but can cause meningitis or encephalitis. Malaria & dengue serious. Please see your doctor & get antimalarial medication. There is no antiviral for west nile virus. Thanks. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Dermatitis: Most likely a contact dermatitis from something that was in contact with your legs or possibly a lotion that was put on your legs. See a health provider if it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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I had a what looked like a couple standard mosquito bites on my legs after running then they turned reddish/purple after a couple days. Should I worry?

I had a what looked like a couple standard mosquito bites on my legs after running then they turned reddish/purple after a couple days. Should I worry?

Possible allergic: You may have developed some possible allergic reaction. You can use some over the counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for 3-5 days. It would be nice to send a picture. ...Read more

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Can a dermatologist remove mosquito bite scars from legs?

Maybe: Scar removal is a misnomer. Scars are nearly always permanent to some degree. There are ways doctors can improve scars, and there are ways you can improve your scars. Meet with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what's best for your particular scars. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the mosquito bites on my legs. There is no itching, just red blotches that look horrible!

Mosquito Bites: Topical treatments
prescription strength cortisone cream or calamine lotion to bites. A cold pack or baggie filled with crushed ice may help, too.
Oral antihistamines
for stronger reactions, taking an antihistamine containing Diphenhydramine (benadryl), chlorpheniramine (chlor-trimeton), Loratadine (claritin) or Cetirizine (zyrtec) may ease your body's response. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps: It is likely an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Try to track down what may be causing this. You may try some over the counter antihistamine like Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Bites: If they are getting worse after 2-3 days, then be checked. It is always possible for them to become infected. All the best. ...Read more

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I have multiple mosquito bites on my legs arm feet and back neck area. Are my lymph nodes in my neck a result from the mosquito bites and why?

Mosquito Bites: Many of mosquito saliva proteins can cause immune reactions, including allergic reactions. Typically, however, most people have a variety of reactions to mosquito bites, and the symptoms change over time, depending on the amount of bites a person received. These reactions can include both immediate and delayed swelling and itching around the bite area and even swollen lymph node, infection also. ...Read more

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I have about 7 mosquito bites. One on my leg is bright red and quarter size. It's not swollen just red?

Relax: Mosquito bites are red and itchy. Hydrocortisone cream will help. More potent, prescription steroid creams are more effective. You can also rub with a wet (not coated!) aspirin. Antihistamine may help: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. Claratin, Allegra, Zyrtec are preferred with little or no sedation. Generics are equivalent and cheaper. ...Read more

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How to make it go away! Itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

Flea bites: On legs only-probably flea bites. Any dogs or cats? Get them flea collars. Buy some solarcaine spray and Hydrocortisone cream and the itching will be stopped. ...Read more

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What do I do to remove old scars and mosquito bites in both my legs?

What do I do to remove old scars and mosquito bites in both my legs?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic acid and Hydrocortisone cream preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

Could be normal: It is hard to thy to diagnose skin problems without being able to look at your spots. If you were in an area where there mosquitoes then you could have been bitten by mosquitoes or other insects. Be sure to have it checked if it persists. If you desire for somebody to look at it further schedule a video visit with me or have somebody there look at it. Va-allergy. Com ...Read more

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I have mosquito bites all over my legs, I didn't take about a fifth of my mefloquine. What now?

I have mosquito bites all over my legs, I didn't take about a fifth of my mefloquine. What now?

Mosquito bites: Are you in a country where there are malaria parasite carrying mosquotoes, but not all mosquitos cause malaria. If you are in endemic area, or have travelled there, than you have to see if you come up with fever, than seek treatment. You can use local steroid cream or calamine lotion for the rash. So good luck, let us know where you have been. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of mosquito bites (dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

How can I get rid of mosquito bites (dark spots) on legs and thighs.?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. 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 for itching. ...Read more

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I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes.?

I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes.?

Unusual: I do not expect a mosquito bite to be painful and wonder if your bite was from another bug such as spider. If it is still painful, see your doctor to make sure that the area has not been infected. ...Read more

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I have this half of dime sized "black mark" on my leg. I think it was caused by a mosquito bite. Its been a year already. What can I do?

I have this half of dime sized "black mark" on my leg. I think it was caused by a mosquito bite. Its been a year already. What can I do?

See doctor: A black mark may represent an abnormal growth which requires a biopsy. A mosquito bite can leave a scar like lesion called a dematofibroma but they are not black. Do not delay seeing a doctor because it is best to deal with possible abnormal pigmented lesions early. ...Read more

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A few days ago I found a bite on my leg it was 5-6 CM long and looked like a mosquito bite but it wasn't could u tell me what sort of bite it is?

A few days ago I found a bite on my leg it was 5-6 CM long and looked like a mosquito bite but it wasn't could u tell me what sort of bite it is?

"Bite" on leg: 5-6 cm is quite large, and I agree it could not have been due to a mosquito. Indeed, I cannot think of any insect that could leave so large a bite mark. If it really is a bite then it was due to some animal or bird. Alternatively, the mark may be due to something other than a bite. ...Read more

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How can I clear up mosquito/bug bites on my legs?

Time: Either time will heal, or you can use a topical corticosteroid to decrease the local imflammation faster. ...Read more

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I had this big mosquito bite looking thing on my leg, but I squeezed it and discharge came out. Is that normal?

I had this big mosquito bite looking thing on my leg, but I squeezed it and discharge came out. Is that normal?

? infected cyst: If it does not feel better after you squeezed it and the contents came out you should definitely see your primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Why do I always get riddled with mosquito bites? Like 20+ on just one leg in 4 hours of the night, why am I always getting bitten? How can I stop it?

Bites no more: Use an insecticide spray such as "off"
the repellant should be applied at night and especially applied to the arms and legs. ...Read more

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My legs have a lot of mosquito bites, and how do I make it stop itching?

My legs have a lot of mosquito bites, and how do I make it stop itching?

MOSQUITO BITES: For itchy mosquito bites, you can try an over-the-count Hydrocortisone cream. Or try caladryl or topix or pramoxine creams, if the Hydrocortisone doesn't do the job. ...Read more

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Bumps on kids legs a look like mosquito bites but haven't been outdoors, what could this be?

Bumps on kids legs a look like mosquito bites but haven't been outdoors, what could this be?

Difficult to say...: Rashes are undeniably one of the most difficult diagnoses without some visual input. Bumps on the legs do not sound serious, but certainly seems bothersome. Best idea is to take your child to the pediatrician, or at least snap a photo on your phone to ask your pediatrician on the next office visit. Mosquitoes are known to fly indoors when the door is open; so being outside may not be required. ...Read more

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