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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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I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean i'm allergic?

I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean i'm allergic?

Probasbly not: Most mosquito bites will casue a local reaction than can be quite large. This is no an allergy. Very rarely one can see patients have system reactions to mosquito bites. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

Duration?: Local pain, itching, and redness of the skin are typical after a mosquito bite. There is usually an immediate wheal and flare response that peaks at about 20 minutes, or a hard, itchy, bump that peaks at two to three days and resolves over the ensuing days to weeks. ...Read more

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I have had what seems like mosquito bite type reactions for over 2 months now in my home. No one else is having issues in our home (there are 7 of us?

I have had what seems like mosquito bite type reactions for over 2 months now in my home.  No one else is having issues in our home (there are 7 of us?

Exam of skin: With any skin problems it is important for a physician to examine your skin. Possible problems include allergic reaction, bacterial infection, or insect bites. There is NO way to diagnose until you are examined. Please arrange a doctor's visit right away. ...Read more

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When I wake up every morning, I find brand new mosquito bites all over me. What should I do to stop this?

When I wake up every morning, I find brand new mosquito bites all over me. What should I do to stop this?

Oops, not mosquitoes: Mosquitoes feed at dusk - you'd notice new bites before going to sleep. Night feeders (that sounds creepy) include the kissing bug (triatoma protracta) and bed bugs (cimex lectularius). The kissing bug flies gaining access to your bedroom through gaps in the screens. Bed bugs live in the house hiding in crevices during the day. Look for dead bugs in the bedding. All these bugs are blood suckers. ...Read more

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How can I can get relieve these mosquito bites?

Remedies & tx: 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 or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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How to make my mosquito bites not itch?

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

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Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of mosquito bites?

Are there practical ways to reduce the odds of mosquito bites?

Yes: Mosquitoes in this country usually bite during dusk to dawn hours. However, if you travel internationally, you may encounter mosquitoes that are active during the day as well. Stay indoors if possible, when out, leave as little of your body uncovered by clothes. Then use deet containing mosquito repellents, such as ultrathon, on all exposed body parts and wear clothes pre-treated with permethrin. ...Read more

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