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I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE I got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.

Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the initial signs of an infection. What you don't want it to be is a MRSA type of infection so you'll want to get ahead of this thing quickly. Clean the area with soap and water at least 2-3x daily until you see the doctor and stay well hydrated. ...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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I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch. What is it??

I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch. What is it??

Rash: It sounds like you may have been exposed to a toxin such as poison ivy or oak. Try not to sratch the area. Take an antihistamine to see if it will help. Use Aveeno (oatmeal) in your bath water and try a mild hydrocortisone cream. If this doesn't help see your doctor for an assessment and consideration for steroids taken by mouth. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

Not allergy: You indicate a gunshot wound!!!! Where on your body? Bandages? Did you apply any medicine to your skin? Where? Why worry about 4 little spots on your arm when you got shot??? Jealous husband? ...Read more

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Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Allergic reaction: If it is an insect bite there will be local redness around the site of the bite. It should subside after 3 days. If it progress then it would be advisable to have your doctor look at it to make sure it is not secondarily infected. Cool soaks and topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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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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I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach.?

Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken. ...Read more

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1 yr baby having red rash only on arms, ped suggested mosquito bites, but I am not convinced. Can it be allergy due to hot dump weather? How to treat it?

1 yr baby having red rash only on arms, ped suggested mosquito bites, but I am not convinced. Can it be allergy due to hot dump weather? How to treat it?

Followed peds advice: I would trust your pediatrician since he saw the rash. If it is a heat rash, there really isn't any treatment other than prevention by keeping the skin cool. ...Read more

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What would doctors recommend to help with redness and swelling from mosquito bite?

What would doctors recommend to help with redness and swelling from mosquito bite?

Simple: 1% h-c craem and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be for 2 days Prednisone might help. To prevent mosquito bite take 10 mg vit B12 twice a day for adults moquitoes stay away. Keep bounce around collars. ...Read more

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Redness, no itching, much larger in size than a mosquito bite, constantly painful) what could it possibly be?

Can be anything: Consider a spider bite which often leads to infection requiring an antibiotic. However there are many possibilities and you should see your doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more

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What should I do to reduce the redness of mosquito bites?

Some options: 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. ...Read more

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I have been getting rashes all over body (looks like clusters of mosquito bites) which go and come again.

I have been getting rashes all over body (looks like clusters of mosquito bites) which go and come again.

?????: Not sure what the rash is from. Could be insect bites such as mites or bedbugs or it could also be due to a chemical exposure such as a new laundry detergent or some other toiletry item. I would definitely go see your primary care provider and if they cannot diagnose and treat it, then a referral to a dermatologist should help. ...Read more

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How worried should I be about the rashes the mosquito bites have caused & how do I get rid of the rashes?? I've had the rashes since the 4th of July

How worried should I be about the rashes the mosquito bites have caused & how do I get rid of the rashes?? I've had the rashes since the 4th of July

Dermatologist: Mosquito bites can become secondarily infected, but the infected skin (cellulitis) wouldn't lie relatively dormant for over 2 weeks untreated without significant consequences. The rashes may be a allergic response to the bites. A dermatologist can advise you best after examining you. ...Read more

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I have mosquito bites on my face since 3 weeks. They now don't itch but they are still red. I put a toopical antibiotic but I want this redness to fade?

Mosquito Bites: Try using otc Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 which are ant inflammatory. If no improvement in 1-2 weeks visit your dermatologist for a stronger topical medication. ...Read more

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Thought it was a mosquito bite and the redness around it is spreading wait to see doctor in morning or go to ER tonight?

Wait till morning: It does not appear that this is a life-threatening issue and you can wait till the next morning. If there is itching, try antihistamine. If there is breathing issue, go to ER. ...Read more

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What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?

What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?

Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Skin eruptions causes redness after itching, usually after dinner, subsides in 30min, looks like multiple mosquito bites, frequent when constipative?

Skin eruptions causes redness after itching, usually after dinner, subsides in 30min, looks like multiple mosquito bites, frequent when constipative?

Urticaria: This sounds like an allergic process- urticaria, where you can have hives after some stimulus. It's possibly triggered by something u eat or are exposed to. Sometimes no actual cause can be found -but it would be a very good idea to see an allergist who can help you. A good doctor might also question u to see EXACTLY what might be causing this. Keep a diary of symptoms to find a relationship. ...Read more

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I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?

I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?

Rash and exercise: Some people may develop allergic reactions to unusual things like for example exercise, others may develop a reaction to cold, heat, stress, pressure. These are not very common reasons but it does happen. If you are allergic to other things my advise is to make an appointment with an allergist sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Hi doctor! I have this small dark spots on my back for almost 2 years! At first they start as mosquito bite rashes they doeant hurt! Please helpe me?

Picture: It is hard to diagnosed a skin lesions without pictures.

from your description, you could be having a nevus.

mosquito bites does not last two years.

see a doctor and have them check out the spots.

or take a pictures of the spots and showed it to one of our physician in a live consult. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has mosquito bite looking rashes all over her face and neck. She hasn't eaten anything different, and hasn't been itching it.

My 2 year old daughter has mosquito bite looking rashes all over her face and neck. She hasn't eaten anything different, and hasn't been itching it.

May be Allergy or: Common viral illness. If she is up to date with immunizations, Measles is less possibility, but other viruses can cause rash.
Make sure she drinks enough fluid. Avoid sunlight, can use OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 teaspoonful twice daily. If fever, lethargy, headache or any worsening, seek medical advise soon. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has mosquito bite looking rashes all over her face and neck. She hasn't eaten anything different, and hasn't been itching it?

Papular Urticaria: Some kids develop a late allergic reaction to mosquito bites called papular urticaria. Is not a serious condition and can be controlled with antihistamines. The best way to make sure is to call the pediatrician in the morning so the patient can be examined. Thanks! ...Read more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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Have rashes that appear on my arms and they resemble mosquito bites. They disappear after afew days and leave black spots behind. What can be the cause?

Bites: The black spot could be the point of entry of the bite and a little of bleeding from it. It should fall off as the skin underneath heals. If any signs of not healing or signs of infection, then have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?

Skeeter Syndrome: The skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, and is characterized by inflammatory processes and fever. The condition develops because of allergenic polypeptides present in the saliva of the mosquito and hence, is not infectious. ...Read more

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My son has 3 mosquito bites on his arm by his elbow. Its the 3rd day & the redness, swelling has spread, has tingling in hand & blisters are started?

May not be bites: This doesn't sound like bites. Could be some sort of contact dermatitis, like from poison oak or ivy, or something else entirely. Take him in to have it checked. It's especially concerning that he has tingling in his hand. Maybe he has shingles? It's pretty rare in a child, but could happen. ...Read more

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Can tiger mosquito bites make a rash?

Yes: Usually a swollen and itchy bump but may leave a bruise for many days. ...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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I just noticed a red growth that looks a bit like a mosquito bite on the outside part of my corpus spongiosum?

I just noticed a red growth that looks a bit like a mosquito bite on the outside part of my corpus spongiosum?

Need to be seen!: Best thing to do is to have it checked by a dermatologist. If the small bumps are dome shaped with a central dimple, it could be molluscum contagiosum. This is a skin rash caused by a viral infection that can spread by sexual contact. Early lesions on the genitalia may be mistaken for herpes or warts but, unlike herpes, these lesions are painless. Have it checked and diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had a spot that looked like a mosquito bite. Now is dark red with puss under it. What bit me? And should I be concerned.

Had a spot that looked like a mosquito bite. Now is dark red with puss under it. What bit me? And should I be concerned.

Skin abscess: You must be seen, examined, evaluated and treated. I t is impossible to tell you which insect did this; however, a small, white, hard area can be from fire-ants. If you see yellow or yellow green pus, you must be examined. ...Read more

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Got a rash that appeared two days ago, and its getting worse, itches all the time, looks like mosquito bite. What can this be?

Got a rash that appeared two days ago, and its getting worse, itches all the time, looks like mosquito bite. What can this be?

Is it a tick season?: Is it a tick season in canada yet? Some ticks may carry lyme disease. Be careful in the woods, and see your physician for the diagnosis of this rash. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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