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Mosquito Bite Turns Purple
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
Should my "mosquito bite" last 2-3 weeks? It's the same size as it originally was, and just as itchy if not more. It's also gotten kinda purple.
Skin issues: It sure sounds like it is time to get to your doctor or a skin specialist. This 'bite' may not in fact be a bit after all. ...Read more
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
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 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
I woke up with what looked like slightly bigger mosquito bites all over my leg now there purple but it's October I live in new York it's cold?
May not be due to: Mosquitoes. This one may require an in-person assessment to accurately diagnose. Take care. ...Read more
I woke up with what looks like a lot of slightly bigger then normal mosquito bites now they are purple and itch a lot thet are all over my leg a shoulder but my thing is its October and cold would it be a mosquito bite?
You didn't tell us: Where you live? Can re-ask and provide us that piece of info. Are you in a warm climate? ...Read more
I have 2 bug bites on my inner thigh. I assumed they were mosquito bites because they itch really bad. Now they have turned purple, gotten bigger and still itch. Nothing like this has happened to me before. Should I be concerned?
Just noticed, Small purple spots around a few day old mosquito bite, not itchy, on my outer thigh. Could this be from scratching?
I have a mosquito bite on my leg and it looked normal and now it's larger and red with some purple dots (doesn't look normal). Is it infected?
That's possible: If it gets worse instead of better - more red, warm or tender, then it could be infected. You should see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a bug bite and thought it was a mosquito bite. I put on some rubbing alcohol and tea tree oil on it and in the morning it was purple. Am I ok??
A mosquito bite resulted in an allergic reaction of 4" red bump with 3" darkred center that's turning purple. Is that normal for an allergic reaction?
I am getting big purple bruises around my mosquito bites as well as hives are developing around them. Is this a severe concern?
Daughter has mosquito bites, and they are turning purple? Could this be a sign of west nile? She is also having bad headaches and body aches.
Response: The purple coloration in area of bites is more consistent with local bruising, perhaps made worse by scratching. If she has a fever, and starting to get generally sick, she could have an infection. N.B., most West Nile infections are usually clinically silent, and the vast majority of others are flu-like. It is rare that a full-blown brain infection occurs, in healthy children. ...Read more
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 need help please. My son is 2y and 7m old he has a rash an bruises all over his body. The rash looks like mosquito bites with crescent moon red blotches and he extremely bruised some of the bruise are purple according to doctors he has a allergy?
Must be seen: Immediately to rule out blood or bleeding disorder as well as infection. ...Read more
After lots of itching what seems like small blood spots show up under my skin. They are flat and dark purplish. Size: pin dots to small mosquito bites?
Have 100's of mosquito bites everywhere on body. How long will it take for them to stop itching and go away?
Mosquito Bites: Baking soda mixed with a little water then placed on the bite area is a cheap and effective way to help reduce the itching. There is a product call Ben's Afterbite that makes it easy to apply. You could also use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream but given the bites are extensive, I would hesitate to place this amount cream all over your body. It can sometimes take days for the itching to stop. ...Read more