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My Mosquito Bite Scab Fell Off
Different areas of my skin start to itch then turn into what looks like mosquito bites. If I continue to itch them they turn into scabs.?
Itching: See your doctor or a dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
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
I'm getting really extremely itchy mosquito bites that lead to blood and scabs because I scratch them so bad I've never had this kind is it new?
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
Please help me! I have a massive amount of scratched mosquito bite scabs! My legs look horrible. Any quick remedies? Thanks!
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
I have a few bites on my legs and arm that itch like mosquito bites. They then look like a dark scab has formed and what looks like hair comes out?
Exam: Or upload a photo: impossible to diagnose without direct visualization. ...Read more
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
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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
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
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
You haven't : Described the reaction. Please share more info and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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