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Doctor insights on: Painful Mosquito Bite Swollen

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What can I do about painful swollen mosquito bites?

What can I do about painful swollen mosquito bites?

Baking soda: Make a paste out of baking soda and water and apply to the bites. Other options are Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or calamine lotion. ...Read more

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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Treatment for a mosquito bite? It 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Treatment for a mosquito bite? It 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Calamine Lotion: Try that along with some OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching. If not improving see ur doctor to make sure it's not infected do you may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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Why suddenly mosquito bites are getting swollen? It did not happened again since I was little

Why suddenly mosquito bites are getting swollen? It did not happened again since I was little

Normal: Mosquito bites expose you to foreign proteins that your body can react to (like an allergy). Protect yourself with long sleeved loose clothing in the evening hours when bug bites typically occur. Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel can help the itch and swelling. ...Read more

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What do you recomend for mosquito bites that are sore and swollen?

What do you recomend for mosquito bites that are sore and swollen?

Hydrocortisone cream: A little dab over the bite; cellophane tape over it is optinal. ...Read more

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What to do about a big swollen red mosquito bite that burns?

What to do about a big swollen red mosquito bite that burns?

Bite: Start with the following 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. If it itches use benadryl. Nsaid or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Unfortunately, I don't really have an idea about how big it is. If it is getting worse & you are concerned — then please seek medical care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 13 mosquito bites on my legs swollen to the size of quarters?

What to do if I have 13 mosquito bites on my legs swollen to the size of quarters?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on 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 & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine.
Seek medical care for infection. ...Read more

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I have about 7 mosquito bites. One on my leg is bright red and quarter size. It's not swollen just red?

Relax: Mosquito bites are red and itchy. Hydrocortisone cream will help. More potent, prescription steroid creams are more effective. You can also rub with a wet (not coated!) aspirin. Antihistamine may help: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a sleeping pill. Claratin, Allegra, Zyrtec are preferred with little or no sedation. Generics are equivalent and cheaper. ...Read more

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I got what I believe is a mosquito bite on my top part of my finger and it's hard and it hurts when I move it is also swollen and red?

I got what I believe is a mosquito bite on my top part of my finger and it's hard and it hurts when I move it is also swollen and red?

Need to examine: What you described does not fit with a mosquito bite. If it does not heal in 3-4 days, it would be prudent to see a doctor.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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

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What do you recommend if I have 13 mosquito bites on my legs swollen to the size of quarters?

Mosquito bites: 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

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How do I get rid a swollen eye, probably from a mosquito bite?

How do I get rid a swollen eye, probably from a mosquito bite?

Swollen eye: Best starting with cool compresses. If lasting longer that a day, becomes painful, spreads, affects vision you need examination and possibly treatment for infection. ...Read more

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Swollen eyelid from mosquito bite won't go down. It's been two days. What can I do?

Mosquito bite eyelid: Mosquito bites can cause a localized allergic response where you get a very big "bite" area. Given that this is on your eyelid, I would probably avoid any creams but you might benefit from an antihistamine pill to reduce the allergic response. You might want to try a cool pack ago- 10 min on/10 min off. Try to sleep at an incline too until swelling goes down- here gravity is your friend. ...Read more

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My so got mosquito bite yesterday in the evening on his eyelid and it's pretty swollen now?

My so got mosquito bite yesterday in the evening on his eyelid and it's pretty swollen now?

Local reaction: It sounds like he is having a local reaction to the bite. As long as no issues with breathing or swallowing then not likely systemic. Normal to have swelling around a bite and some people react more than others. The eyelid is so thin that the swelling can be much more noticeable than other parts of body. Cool compresses may help and the appropriate dose of dye free benadryl (diphenhydramine) for age can be tried. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy to rid a bunch of itchy, swollen mosquito bites received while on vacation?

What is a good remedy to rid a bunch of itchy, swollen mosquito bites received while on vacation?

Oral enzymes: Insect bites that persist are due to a reaction ti the bites. Assuming that the bites are not infected, individual reactions vary. I have found oral enzymes such as bromelain- pineapple enzymes, useful in helpful in resolving persistent insect bites faster. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son is allergic to mosquito bites? He was bitten yesterday. Red, swollen and size of golf ball. How do I treat it?

Almost All children: Have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites. True allergy results in hives, etc. You are describing a typical reaction to a mosquito bite... Try the onion and if it continues to be swollen and hard see your doctor as occasionally a secondary infection develops.... From scratching, it. Do not use the onion around the eyes. ...Read more

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I've got this bump that's on my forearm. It looks like a mosquito bite but it's all red and swollen around in for a good inch around it. What is it?

Cannot diagnose: Without seeing this it is impossible to say, but it sounds as if this may be infected and needs a doctor to examine it. Please do this asap and do not allow it to get worse. This can be severe and progress rapidly. Go and get seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?

Allergic to cat: If this happens only when you are scratched by the cat and nothing else, then it is likely an allergic reaction not unlike testing you with skin prick test. Do you have nasal and eye symptoms when you are in contact with a cat.
By the way, cat scratch is not totally innocuous and may lead to a condition known as Cat Scratch Disease. ...Read more

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I have been bit by something, I did not feel it bite me. The bite is swollen like a mosquito bite, has a blister with clear fluid, and itch really bad?

I have been bit by something, I did not feel it bite me. The bite is swollen like a mosquito bite, has a blister with clear fluid, and itch really bad?

Blister beetle?: You do not indicate where you live. The blister beetle is mostly in southeast, especially Texas. It may be walking on you while you sleep. If this tickles, you brush it off without waking. The insect then secretes a defensive juice called cantheradin which causes clear blisters. There is nothing to do but wait for it to heal. ...Read more

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I think i have an infected mosquito bite, two actually;they both are very swollen and itchy. This morning I noticed a yellowish sticky liquid coming f?

I think i have an infected mosquito bite, two actually;they both are very swollen and itchy. This morning I noticed a yellowish sticky liquid coming f?

Relax: With severe itch you may rub so vigorously as to cause a yellow, sticky discharge. When the itch stops you can stop scratching and they will heal. Water is good for this. Wash. Hydrocortisone cream, rubbing with ice may help. Rub with a wet aspirin [not coated] can help. If you have bacitracin, neosporin, or triple antibiotic, THROW IT AWAY. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes swollen from a mosquito bite (groin) got smaller, but now with no cause it seems they're swollen in a row with a big one. What's happening?

Lymph nodes swollen from a mosquito bite (groin) got smaller, but now with no cause it seems they're swollen in a row with a big one. What's happening?

See doctor: If the lymph nodes start to get larger, it may signal an infection. Best to consult a doctor. To get this checked out to make sure that they are even related to the mosquito bite which rarely causes lymph node enlargement. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite two days ago. Now, has formed a larger red swollen area with 5 smaller bruises around the circumference. Do I need help?

I got a mosquito bite two days ago. Now, has formed a larger red swollen area with 5 smaller bruises around the circumference. Do I need help?

Us, see a doctor: Mosquitos carry many diseases, but rarely cause a local, infection. You raise several, possible problems. See your doc to determine if this is serious. ...Read more