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Please describe a good holistic remedy for mosquito bites?

Please describe a good holistic remedy for mosquito bites?

It works: Aloe pure gel from plant. Vit B12 if taken keeps mosquitoes away. ...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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Please describe a good remedy for mosquito bites?

Please describe a good remedy for mosquito bites?

Ice: Hello. Here are some 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. ...Read more

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What is a good way to get mosquito bites to stop itching?

What is a good way to get mosquito bites to stop itching?

Mosquito bites itch: Try OTC hydrocortisone 1% cream, after washing and drying the area, antihistamines can also be used. Avoidance is the best measure to start with, good luck ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for mosquito bites?

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. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen good for mosquito bites?

This probably isn't: Needed for the average mosquito bite. Effects are usually self-limited. 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 ...Read more

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What is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

What is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so I store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo. ...Read more

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Good morning Sir Mosquito bite me in the morning taday at 6:15. Can it cause dengue.?

Good morning Sir Mosquito bite me in the morning taday at 6:15. Can it cause dengue.?

If the mosq. Has it: Of course, one cannot tell by looking, whether or not a mosquito has dengue. Risk factors: being in tropical or subtropical areas where one can be exposed to the virus that causes dengue fever. High-risk areas are southeast Asia, the western Pacific islands, Latin America and the Caribbean. Symptoms (go see the Dr.) are fever; plus pain in the head, muscles, bones, joints, and behind the eyes. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito bite near my ankle that comes and goes, and has been there for about two years. What can I do to make it go away for good?

I have a mosquito bite near my ankle that comes and goes, and has been there for about two years. What can I do to make it go away for good?

Antibiotic ointment: Sometimes bites like that can get an infection in them causing them not to heal. One simple thing to try is an antibiotic ointment such as neosporin. If it does not get better, don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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What are good ways to make the mosquito bites on my feet stop itching so bad?

What are good ways to make the mosquito bites on my feet stop itching so bad?

Don't scratch. #1: First of all do not scratch the bites. That will only add to the inflammation. If you are super sensitive, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter for 2-3 days. This may make you drowsy. In addition rub Hydrocortisone cream to the area daily for 1 week. Mostly the toxin that the mosquito introduced needs to subside and the itching will resolve. I have also used ice to the bite to ease itching. ...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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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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Good day. My son has what looks like a bad mosquito bite or blocked pore on his nose which is red and hot and the skin on and around it is starting to?

Good day. My son has what looks like a bad mosquito bite or blocked pore on his nose which is red and hot and the skin on and around it is starting to?

Infected?: It sounds like he may have an infected bug bite or inflamatory be pustule.
He can try applying warm compresses, but if it worsens or doesn’t improve, please have MD evaluate.

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a good anti-itch cream for mosquito bites? What other methods should I use to treat mosquito bites that itch badly?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a good anti-itch cream for mosquito bites? What other methods should I use to treat mosquito bites that itch badly?

Antihistamines: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good anti itch cream. Other choice for mosquito bites which badly itch are anti-histamine oral tablets as well as hydrocotisone cream or in severe cases prednisone tablets. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite won't heal?

Mosquito bite won't heal?

Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter - especially a spider which can cause a non-healing sore place. You might need this to be looked at. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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How to hide mosquito bites?

Hmm...: If the bites are inflamed then you possibly could use some cover-up makeup to make them less noticeable. Treating them topically with a steroid can also help reduce the redness along with any itching. ...Read more

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How to remove mosquito bites?

Decrease bite Sx's: 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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I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of your home. If you have a morbid fear of these perhaps seeing a psychotherapist is in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bites itch?

How long do mosquito bites itch?

A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively mild) lasts a day or two, followed by persistent redness and itching that goes on for a week or more. Hydrocortisone cream is your friend under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Should you pop your mosquito bite?

No: Breaking open skin creates a portal for infection. ...Read more

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What causes mosquito bites to itch?

Mosquito bite itch: 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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I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

Mosquito bite: Reaction: take benadryl, unless contraindicated, and apply hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if no improvement or spreads fast, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bites itch for?

Days: Usually last for a few days, rarely over week. ...Read more

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How to take care of a mosquito bite?

What to do: 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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What should I put on mosquito bites?

Remedies: 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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Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

Yes: Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching ; swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites itch days later?

Mosquito bite: The itching is actually a response of the immune system to antigens that are present in the mosquitoes saliva. Mosquito injects a bit of its saliva, which acts as a 'local anesthesia' so we won't know for a few seconds that we have been bitten. It also acts as an anticoagulant, preventing the blood from clotting so the mosquito can be free to draw blood for as long as it pleases. ...Read more