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My child has a bad reaction to mosquito bites. Is he allergic?

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 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


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Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

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 (diphenhydramine). 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

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What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like? Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?

What does an allergic reaction to mosquito bites look like?  Is it normal to have small blisters in the middle in this case?

Its possible.: Allergic reaction is usually localized at site of bite, by redness or blisters .Misquito bites, specially nowadays , needs attention , due to risk of west nile virus. System allergic reaction may be very serious symptom. Better be seen at er or a doctor soon. ...Read more

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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

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 (diphenhydramine) only helps the itch. ...Read more

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What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

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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Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?

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 more

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Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?

Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?

Yes, reaction: 2 inch welts x 20 can be very uncomfortable. Cool packs and benadry (diphendydramine) can help. I've also seen baking soda help. Watch for signs of infection. ...Read more

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2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.

Fever: Your child may have a viral illness and in fact may be incubating roseola which is a benign virus affecting children under two years, whereby the fever lasts for three days, the fever breaks and the child breaks out in a rash. I doubt that the fever is connected to the mosquito bite. ...Read more