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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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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??

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??

See your MD: Hard to say for sure, but you may have bruised the area by scratching or rubbing. Have your doctor see you if not resolved one day. As long as you do not have any breathing problem or allergic findings, thee should be no problem. ...Read more

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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?

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?

That sounds like: A localized allergic reaction. No, most- people don't have that significant of a reaction. The mosquito's saliva contains a substance that effects clotting - which is why the lesion is purple. ...Read more

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I am getting big purple bruises around my mosquito bites as well as hives are developing around them. Is this a severe concern?

I am getting big purple bruises around my mosquito bites as well as hives are developing around them. Is this a severe concern?

Advice: You will need to wear loose cotton long sleeves and pants, apply bug spray when outdoors, use topical over the counter steroid cream and try to be seen by a physician as soon as you can in case you need oral steroids and bloodwork done. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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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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?

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?

Cause of itch?: Whatever the cause of the itching, repeated scratching will cause skin spots and lesions as a result. Sometimes moisturizing cream can help. Or calomine lotion if the itching continues. See your doctor if not better in a week. ...Read more

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Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Malaria Mosquitoes: There are about 3, 500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of female Anopheles mosquitoes act as a vector for Malaria. The mosquito would need to be infected with one of the species of malaria parasites. ...Read more

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Have 100's of mosquito bites everywhere on body. How long will it take for them to stop itching and go away?

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

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Here in the u.S., is there a chance of getting an anopheles mosquito bite?

VERY, VERY HIGH: "anopheles quadrimaculatus" is the most important species in the eastern United States regarding malaria transmission. In the western United States, it's "anopheles freeborni"."anopheles punctipennis" found in the contiguous U.S. States- however, it is not the natural vector of malaria. ...Read more