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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

See below: All bug bites can cause local reactions with redness, swelling and warmth without pain and itch like mosquitos. This occurs due to histamine release due to the saliva of the mosquito/bug, but there are other venoms in the bites that can have an effect too. And this can occur immediately or even hours after the bite. ...Read more

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How can you take the swelling out of mosquito bites?

How can you take the swelling out of mosquito bites?

Apply antihistamine: The swelling is the result of an allergic reaction. Apply either hydrocortizone cream (10%) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. If you have many bites you can also take 25 to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in oral form but it will make you quite drowsy. ...Read more

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What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

Mosquito bite: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www. Rosslab. Neurobio. Pitt. Edu/mbi/. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

Apply ice: 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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How do I get the swelling to go down where my mosquito bite is?

How do I get the swelling to go down where my mosquito bite is?

Apply some ice first: Then try some topical Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Most of all, try not to scratch! ...Read more

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Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Not easy: Unusual for a mosquito bite to be infected absent your scratching it and abrading the skin over it. If the area of redness expands, is very warm to touch and tender rather than itchy see a doctor asap. Infections in the facial tissues can progress very rapidly and with severe complications possible. If the lesion comes to a head and looks like it contains pus, do not squeeze it. ...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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Why all of the sudden do I get bad swelling when I get bit by a mosquito? My body never used to react this way to mosquito bites. Immune system?

Why all of the sudden do I get bad swelling when I get bit by a mosquito? My body never used to react this way to mosquito bites. Immune system?

Our body: Can build up sensitivity/ reaction which eat bite. In other words you can develop progressively stronger reaction over time. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Mosquito bite caused swelling of my hand what to do?

Significant swelling: May be an allergic reaction. Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently visited Puerto Vallarta and got tons of mosquito bites. A few of them are swelling up a lot and forming bruises that are spreading a lot. Should I be worried?

I recently visited Puerto Vallarta and got tons of mosquito bites. A few of them are swelling up a lot and forming bruises that are spreading a lot. Should I be worried?

Mosquito bites: Antihistamines would help, besides cleaning the affected areas and applying hydrocortisone cream, use mosquito repellents, more important, is the place you are visiting known for malaria disease? If so are you on malaria prophylaxis? Please visit a local heath facility if this is the case and you aren't taking any precautions, enjoy your trip anyways ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Try ice: It will go away on its own but ice might make it go away quicker. You could put some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on it as well. ...Read more

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My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

Ice: For the first few hours, use crushed ice in a baggie on top of the lid. By the next day it should be back to normal unless you have more than an average amount of allergy to the mosquito bite. You can also take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine to help. These can make you sleepy so take them late in the day. ...Read more

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I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

See doctor: A persistent lesion with skin change could possibly be an early cancer, so please see your doctor. He or she might recommend a biopsy or dermatologist consultation if the appearance is concerning, or may be able to reassure you if there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite marks - 19 months old baby my 19 month old daughters has mosquito bite marks on her hands. When she gets bitten, there will be a bit of swelling for couple of days and then it ends up in a mark. Though we apply cortaid, she rubs it during t

Probably normal: Young children often have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites, and there really isn't anything to do about them. Minimize the bites by using repellants and/or loose-fitting clothing, and rest assured that these reactions will diminish as she gets older. Your pediatrician can prescribe a cream to help the symptoms go away more quickly when she gets bitten. ...Read more

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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