Top
30
Doctor insights on: My Mosquito Bite Scab Fell Off

Share

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
I was covered in mosquito bites, dozens of them, and I Scratched all of them. They are all turning to scabs and are gross. What do I do?

I was covered in mosquito bites, dozens of them, and I Scratched all of them. They are all turning to scabs and are gross. What do I do?

Mosquito bites: I would take a warm shower each day and they will get better. Sounds like you have bad reactions to skeeter bites and would use repellant. ...Read more

4

4
Does mosquito bite from a scab? I woke up in the morning to find 2 small sized scabs(little itching), a little swollen. Could it have been mosquito bite?

Does mosquito bite from a scab? I woke up in the morning to find 2 small sized scabs(little itching), a little swollen. Could it have been mosquito bite?

Anything possible: Without seeing either the bite or the biter would only be speculating, but mosquito bites seldom produce scabs unless you have scratched them open. Do you have bedbugs? A pet with fleas? ...Read more

5

5
Please help me! I have a massive amount of scratched mosquito bite scabs! My legs look horrible. Any quick remedies? Thanks!

Please help me! I have a massive amount of scratched mosquito bite scabs! My legs look horrible. Any quick remedies? Thanks!

Cortisone cream: Prescription strength works best. Do not use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) unless at bedtime: it is a sleeping pill. Daily shower. ...Read more

6

6
Can you get the flesh eating bacteria through a scab? I'm planning a beach trip next week but I have many scabs from mosquito bites.

Can you get the flesh eating bacteria through a scab? I'm planning a beach trip next week but I have many scabs from mosquito bites.

Not likely: People have been swimming with scabs forever. Obviously don't pick at them, they are there to protect you while your body heals. Furthermore, ocean water is not likely to harbor flesh eating bacteria. And do take mosquito repellant! Can't be too careful nowadays as mosquito borne illnesses are far more common than Flesh eating infections. ...Read more

8

8
Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot.

Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot.

Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. I am not sure what types of spiders are common or poisonous in Australlia. If poisonous spiders are common around your town, I would visit the doctor. If you experience severe pain, abdominal cramping, or the bite site begins to open up like a wound, immediately go to the hospital. ...Read more

10

10
Mosquito bite won't heal?

Mosquito bite won't heal?

Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter — especially a spider which can cause a non-healing sore place. You might need this to be looked at. ...Read more

11

11
Should you pop your mosquito bite?

No: Breaking open skin creates a portal for infection. ...Read more

12

12
How to make my mosquito bites not itch?

Mosquito bites: 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 bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway — you should get urgent medical care. ...Read more

14

14
What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

Risk: When you break down your protective skin barrier by popping a lesion — it creates a portal for potential infection. ...Read more

15

15
Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

That depends.: Usually more annoying than anything else. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, west nile viruses & encephalitis. ...Read more

16

16
What systems manifest after receiving mosquito bites?

Local reaction: Mosquito bites are usually small and localized itchy red bumps on the skin that fade within a few hours to days. Some people especially young children can have an exuberant reaction to bites which swell up quite large and look "infected." this is alarming, but generally benign and treated with avoidance and aministration of nonsedating antihistamines. They outgrow this with time. ...Read more

17

17
What is the fluid that squeezes out of mosquito bites?

Inflammatory fluid: Most likely it is the fluid between cells(and maybe some fluid leaking out of cells that may have been damaged) that increase after your body starts to react to the bite (inflammation). Mosquitoes do not inject significant amounts of fluid when biting. ...Read more

18

18
I have weird mosquito bite reaction, should I be concerned?

You haven't : Described the reaction. Please share more info and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

19

19
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

20

20
Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Any penetration: Anything penetrating the skin can cause cellulitis. Insect bites in general are a potential cause. ...Read more

21

21
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

22

22
Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

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

23

23
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

24

24
What if your mosquito bite starts oozing?

What if your mosquito bite starts oozing?

Oozing clear: Material is probably ok (blister?) but oozing whitish purulent material may mean an infection. ...Read more

25

25
What causes mosquito bites to stop itching?

Anti itch : There is an anti itch cream made for over the counter use. This usually has a mild steroid in it. Never itch it, this will releases more of the substances that cause itching. ...Read more

26

26
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

27

27
What are some ways to prevent mosquito bites?

Prevention.: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Natural — Both aloe vera & basil leaf can act as repellents. ...Read more

28

28
How can you ease the itching of mosquito bites?

Itching: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Or apply a paste of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) to the bites. ...Read more

29

29
Please describe a good remedy for mosquito bites?

Please describe a good remedy for mosquito bites?

Ice: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more

30

30
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