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I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

Sunburn Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...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


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Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

Insect bite allergy: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. If you develop systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I traveled to belize 1 mo ago and got several mosquito bites. Some still itch on and off! healthy 25yo, no other symptoms. Anything to worry about?

I traveled to belize 1 mo ago and got several mosquito bites. Some still itch on and off! healthy 25yo, no other symptoms. Anything to worry about?

Depends: You can have persistent insect bite reactions that last for a long time. They can form granulomas that can grow large and become infected and need to be treated. Might help to use a topical steroid and antibiotic to get it to resolve. Best to see a dermatologist for help if they worsen. ...Read more

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Hi dr i have mosquito bites with bruises i got them sunday they hurt but i dont have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?

Hi dr i have mosquito bites with bruises i got them sunday they hurt but i dont have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?

Swat! Swat!: Sounds like you have an over sensitivity to the bite. There is a protein in their saliva to keep your blood from clotting. When they bite you that gets injected into you along with their saliva. Some times humans have an exaggerated response to this protein. This is known as the "Skeeter" syndrome. Time should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a few insect bites on my legs. They look and have the symptoms of mosquito bites but have 2 "holes" vs 1 and it is mid winter. Thoughts?

I have a few insect bites on my legs. They look and have the symptoms of mosquito bites but have 2 "holes" vs 1 and it is mid winter. Thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Where do you live? Any pets or other animals? Maybe they are something other than insect bites. A skin specialist can help you. Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except as a sleeping pill. Dangerous to drive if using it. ...Read more

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4 days ago I developed red bumps (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

4 days ago I developed red bumps  (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

Bed bugs?: Impossible to say for sure but these are the most itchy bites I know of. You are very young for shingles and they hurt rather than itch. Try not to scratch (try alcohol on them or antihistamine) or scratch elsewhere to make them go away faster. ...Read more