Rated 4.6/5 based on 6 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Mosquito Bite Turns Purple

Share
1

1
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue

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


2

2
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
4

4
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
5

5
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
6

6
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
7

7
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 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

Get help from a doctor now ›
9

9
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

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Cindy Juster
Board Certified, Pediatrics
30 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
69,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook