Top
30
Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Mosquito Bites

Share
1

1
I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?

Inflammation &/or an: Infection. You need an in-person exam by a provider that can lay eyes on it. If it's a hair follicle infection, it's called a furuncle, which, without treatment, can progress to cellulitis &/or abscess. If >1 follicle gets involved, then it's a carbuncle. Talk to your doc about need for drainage, aspiration, culture, empiric antibiotic treatment. If lymphadenitis, use ultrasound & needle biopsy. ...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


2

2
My sis has these bumps on her side that look like mosquito bites. They itched. Formed white heads &. She popped them. Still hurt and itch. Help!

My sis has these bumps on her side that look like mosquito bites. They itched.  Formed white heads &.  She popped them. Still hurt and itch. Help!

Could be bites: The spots you describe could be many things. If they are insect bites popping them won't reduce itching. Resist the urge to pop anymore as infection could settle in to open sores. If the itching is bothersome an otc antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec can help. ...Read more

3

3
Two very mobile lumps on the right side of my neck right under my jaw and I'm curious as to what they are, I had lots of mosquito bites on my face too?

Two very mobile lumps on the right side of my neck right under my jaw and I'm curious as to what they are, I had lots of mosquito bites on my face too?

Lumps like you: describe are usually lymph nodes that swell when infection or inflammation is nearby. Mosquito bites don't usually cause lymph node swelling unless you scratched them & they became infected. Mosquito bites go away without treatment; itching can be alleviated with OTC antihistamines. The CDC website (www.cdc.gov >features>stopmosquitos can give you information about prevention. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

4

4
I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

I have this flare up on my skin affecting the right side of right buttock it is like little raised bumps that look like mosquito bites it itches bad I have tried anti iitch creams nothing is working?

A few possibilities: If you have been exposed to new substances, this could be plain old contact dermatitis; try to find what might be irritating your skin. Shingles would be a bad case scenario to maybe get checked out. The worst case scenario would be a recurrent rash like that which could represent herpes on your rear end that keep coming on over and over: Valtrex (valacyclovir) would be the treatment for that or the shingles. ...Read more

5

5
I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.

Rash: Sounds like you have a rash of some sort. This isn't much information to go by, TBH. You might have an ingrown hair or plugged follicle or it might simply have been a small irritation. Simply put, if it is an inconvenience or an issue, have a doctor look at it ...Read more

7

7
I have about 10 itchy red bumps in a straight line like mosquito bites on the side of my neck there are a couple more next to those what could it be?

I have about 10 itchy red bumps in a straight line like mosquito bites on the side of my neck there are a couple more next to those what could it be?

Bed bugs / insects: Insect bites in a row as you describe can be from bed bugs or other insects. Treat symptoms if needed. Best to locate the source so that you can avoid them in the future. If they persist or worsen visit your doctor. ...Read more

8

8
Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Hard to say without: seeing it. It could be a contact rash to something. Is it only on one foot? Any new creams, lotions, shoes? Do you have the rash anywhere else? I would recommend that you have it seen by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist, so that it can be diagnosed properly. Or if you are signed up for HealthTap Prime, you may be able to consult with one of us that way and send a photo. ...Read more

9

9
4 days ago I developed red bumps (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

4 days ago I developed red bumps  (mosquito bite like) on the right side of my body. They are very itchy. No fever or any other symptom. What is it???

Bed bugs?: Impossible to say for sure but these are the most itchy bites I know of. You are very young for shingles and they hurt rather than itch. Try not to scratch (try alcohol on them or antihistamine) or scratch elsewhere to make them go away faster. ...Read more

13

13
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

14

14
Should you pop your mosquito bite?

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

15

15
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

17

17
What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

Risk: When you break down your protective skin barrier by popping a lesion - it creates a portal for potential infection. ...Read more

18

18
Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

Are mosquito bites dangerous? Or just annoying?

That depends.: Usually more annoying than anything else. Depending on where one is, mosquitoes can be a link to diseases such as dengue fever, malaria, yellow fever, west nile viruses & encephalitis. ...Read more

19

19
What systems manifest after receiving mosquito bites?

Local reaction: Mosquito bites are usually small and localized itchy red bumps on the skin that fade within a few hours to days. Some people especially young children can have an exuberant reaction to bites which swell up quite large and look "infected." this is alarming, but generally benign and treated with avoidance and aministration of nonsedating antihistamines. They outgrow this with time. ...Read more

20

20
What is the fluid that squeezes out of mosquito bites?

Inflammatory fluid: Most likely it is the fluid between cells( and maybe some fluid leaking out of cells that may have been damaged) that increase after your body starts to react to the bite (inflammation). Mosquitoes do not inject significant amounts of fluid when biting. ...Read more

21

21
I have weird mosquito bite reaction, should I be concerned?

You haven't : Described the reaction. Please share more info and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

22

22
I got a mosquito bite, how to treat?

You can make a : Salve with 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water. Mix and apply to affected area. Take care. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
Why do my mosquito bites turn purple?

Purple: I believe a reason that mosquito bites turn purple may be that the female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. ...Read more

25

25
Are mosquito bites harmfull in the uk

They haven't been...: Diseases transmitted by mosquitos are largely a problem in tropical climates. The UK has typically experienced only nuisance mosquito bites. However I read that there are concerns about disease carrying mosquitos having entered the country through imported tires from the Far East. I would watch for NHS bulletins regarding this. Stay well:) ...Read more

26

26
Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Any penetration: Anything penetrating the skin can cause cellulitis. Insect bites in general are a potential cause. ...Read more

27

27
Why has my mosquito bite turned purple?

Anticoagulant: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read more

28

28
Mosquito bite clear bubble, what to do?

Mosquito bite clear bubble, what to do?

Not to worry.: 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. ...Read more

29

29
Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

Agree w Dr. Gallant: 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

30

30
Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

A bat’s teeth may: Scratch or puncture the skin. Unlike movies, the bite is not particularly distinctive ; may not even be visible. It may look like a small pin prick. It doesn't look like mosquito bite. Check photo of a bat bite at: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bat+bites+on+humans;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;form=iqfrba#view=detail;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;selectedindex=0. ...Read more