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My Child Has A Bad Reaction To Mosquito Bites Is He Allergic
Probably.: Allergy to proteins in mosquito saliva is common but immunotherapy (allergy injections) is neither effective nor necessary. With continued exposure almost everyone develops tolerance to mosquitoes in their locale. When they go elsewhere they're bitten by other mosquitoes & often reactions reappear. This is why mosquitoes only seem to bite tourists & not natives. All are bitten; only newbies notice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be allergic: He may be allergic to the mosquito bites. Another consideration is that they may become infected, but this takes a bit longer. ...Read more
My child's hand (2 years and 7 months) swelled like you swell a glove..It is also hot.. I think due to mosquito bites.. Please tell me what to do?
Common things common: Many kids will respond to various bug bites with localized swelling.Most it is a simple bump at the bite site, but in some, the body reacts by releasing chemicals that turn the capillaries into soaker hoses. They release serum that dilutes the toxins in any bite.A bite on the hand may swell to the elbow.A bite site should be evident. Your regular doc can separate this type of rxn from an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites?Does any skin cream help?
Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If i get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mosquito bites.: If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl. Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito. ...Read more
What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like? Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?
Am i having an allergic reaction to mosquito bites? What do I do? Its itchy, looks puffy but not too swollen, looks like a burn. Benadril doesn't help
Allergic 2 mosquito?: Some have large local reactions to mosquito bites. Try soaking in cool water bath with domeboro's powder (follow box-directions), then apply an otc Hydrocortisone preparation (usually 0.5 - 1%). If no change after 1-2 days, go see a doctor. Benadryl only helps the itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your talking about the mosquito getting a rash after he bites you its hard to see. Look through a magnifying glass at his chest and proboscus area. Usually they fly away before you can find a tiny magnifying glass. As for the situation of a rash on you from the mosquito. It looks red, bumpy and is itchy. ...Read more
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