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Painful Mosquito Bite Swollen
Two days ago I got mosquito bites that got really swollen and started brusing. They make it painful to walk. How long will it be before they clear up?
Skin problem — i have two red alternating itchy and painful pumps-swollen- looks like a mosquito bite — around for a year now. Disappears & comes back?
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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.
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
Hydrocortisone cream: A little dab over the bite; cellophane tape over it is optinal. ...Read more
I got a bunch of mosquito bites from a bbq. Most are healing fine, but 2 formed a swollen ring around them. Not hot to the touch. Should I be concerned?
Mosquito bites: If they don't resolve in a couple of days see your doctor ...Read more
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
What are common recations to mosquito bites in young children? My son's bite is very warm, red, and swollen about the size of a half dollar.
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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
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
I have been inflicted with a mosquito bite about 5 days ago on the back of my leg/thigh, it was very swollen due?
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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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
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
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
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
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
Red bumps swollen idk what they are, they might be mosquito bites but they have been there for a few days already now?
Folliculitis?: Check with your Dr., may need antibiotics. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
Please help Dr. My friend got a mosquito bite and it's very swollen, burns and itches. Fear of west Nile? What to do, when to see dr? Loc: Concord, ca
Hi — I got bit by something at the beach 2 days ago. Yesterday, it looked like a mosquito bite and the redness was about the size of a penny. Today, the redness is the size of a baseball, swollen and hot to touch. My PCP does not have any available app
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