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Doctor insights on: Mosquito Bite Turns Purple

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Why do my mosquito bites turn purple?

Why do my mosquito bites turn purple?

Purple: I believe a reason that mosquito bites turn purple may be that the female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. ...Read more

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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Is it bad if mosquito bites turn purple?

Is it bad if mosquito bites turn purple?

Seems pretty common.: I believe one reason that mosquito bites turn purple may be that the female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. ...Read more

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Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Is it bad if a mosquito bite turns purple?

Normal: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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What do I do when my mosquito bites turn purple?

What do I do when my mosquito bites turn purple?

Nothing: Given a few days they will heal. If you control the itching you will not scratch so hard. Try Hydrocortisone rubbed in several times a day. ...Read more

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Why would my mosquito bite turn purple after a week of having it?

Mosquito Bite: http://www.rosslab.neurobio.pitt.edu/mbi/ I believe one reason that mosquito bites turn purple may be that the female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Also - have you scratched it? ...Read more

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Why has my mosquito bite turned purple?

Why has my mosquito bite turned purple?

Anticoagulant: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

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Why is my mosquito bite purple and hurts?

Why is my mosquito bite purple and hurts?

Sensitive skin: Some people react more to mosquito bite saliva, for genetic reasons. Blood under the skin, from the bite, will make it look more purple. Cool compresses can relieve the tenderness, and itching. ...Read more

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Mosquito bites turning purple, what's wrong?

It seems to be a: Common issue. I believe one reason that mosquito bites turn purple may be that the female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Anticoagulants cause more bleeding. Bleeding leads to purple bruises. Take care. ...Read more

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My mosquito bite has turned purple. What should I do?

Mosquito bite: Turning purple, shouldn't worry you, unless, painfull, or started to be inflamed , just keep the area clean, you can apply OTC hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for few days, good luck ...Read more

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Mosquito bite that turned purple and now getting larger?

Little critters : Most mosquito bites form red bumps due to local allergic reaction on the skin to the bite and go away in a few days without treatment. In sensitive skins, the reaction can be enhanced requiring OTC anti allergy medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or orally. If u see a white head appearing on the middle of red bump, it may indicate some infection/pus and may sign of infection due to scratching etc. ...Read more

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My mosquito bites have turned into purple/black bruises. Am I okay?

My mosquito bites have turned into purple/black bruises. Am I okay?

Yes: This often follows an unusually large reaction and will subside in a couple of weeks although it may leave a slightly yellowish mark which too will go away in a few weeks. ...Read more

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Why has my mosquito bite turned a purple/black colour and a few veins stand out?

Bruise/infection: watch carefully. May just be bruise from blood under skin but may also be infection from something mosquito brought with it. If you develop fever or redness around bite or increasing tenderness you should probably see someone to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I had a mosquito bite on my elbow when I was a toddler and it left a purple mark. Over 14 years later and it's still there. What could it be?

I had a mosquito bite on my elbow when I was a toddler and it left a purple mark. Over 14 years later and it's still there. What could it be?

Healing tissue.: After an inflammatory reaction, due to the insect bite in this case, sometimes the body forms what is called fibrous tissue and some calcium deposits in its attempt to heal the original body response. That usually stays permanently. ...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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Just noticed, Small purple spots around a few day old mosquito bite, not itchy, on my outer thigh. Could this be from scratching?

Just noticed, Small purple spots around a few day old mosquito bite, not itchy, on my outer thigh. Could this be from scratching?

YES IT CAN BE: Yes it can be from itching or allergic reaction to the mosquito bite If not itching or painful it will clear up by itself otherwise consult your doctor ...Read more