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Doctor insights on: Mosquito Bites And Diabetics Vs Non Diabetics

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Do diabetics get more mosquito bites than non diabetics?

Do diabetics get more mosquito bites than non diabetics?

No: However, diabetics may get more frequent skin infections that resemble insect bites. Most spiders do not bite, and many patients who come to my office theink they have had an insect bite, but did not actually see the insect, and in reality have an infected skin lesion. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Do you get more mosquito bites if you have type 2 diabetes?

Do you get more mosquito bites if you have type 2 diabetes?

Sweet tooth?: There are some factors which increase mosquito assaults, (carbon dioxide, lactic acid) blood glucose is not on the list. 1 in 10 people are mosquito magnets. Some people are not as sensitive to the bites, so even though they get just as many, they brag about not getting bitten. With all the things mosquitoes carry (zika, malaria) it's a good idea to use repellant. ...Read more

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I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of your home. If you have a morbid fear of these perhaps seeing a psychotherapist is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites harmfull in the uk

They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites cause fever?

Can mosquito bites cause fever?

No: Mosquito bites, by themselves, should not cause fever. Bites become "inflamed" commonly (not infected) and can be red and a bit swollen, but again no fever. True "infection" is quite uncommon. That said, mosquitoes, in certain parts of the world, can transmit all kinds of infections which can cause fever: malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, are all spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites leave big welts?

They can: Misquito bites can leave big welts if you are sensitive to them. Do not scratch or yu can get infected. Use cortisone or benydrl cream for relief. ...Read more

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How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

How do I remove mosquito bite scars?

Improve not remove: Early on, salicylic acid preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

How to get rid of mosquito bite itch?

Itching: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...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