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Side Effects Of Mosquito Bites
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
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
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
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
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 pain on the right side of my neck. Near the mandible. With headache sometimes. Also have mosquito bite like rash on my face. Should I
Jaw pain: If it lasts more than 2 weeks. You should seek medical treatment. ...Read more
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?
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
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???
I have been getting red itchy spots on my arms and legs that look like mosquito bites. They come for like a day and go then pop up in other spots. I was thinking it is a side effect of my medicine but its been going on for about 2 months now. I thought it
See a doctor: Without being able to see and examine these it is impossible to say what they are. May be a reaction, allergic or otherwise, but you do not say what meds you are taking. Go and get this looked at. ...Read more
Red bump on side of foot after sitting barefoot in grass. slightly larger than mosquito bite and itches. how to treat it? ice? drink water? thx!
Stiff, painful neck left side. Earache, sore throat, swollen bumps in my hairline behind left ear. Feels like mosquito bites.
Pharyngitis & otitis: Please monitor your temperature & can you send a photo of hairline "swollen bumps." Are these bumps itchy. ...Read more
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
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
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
You haven't : Described the reaction. Please share more info and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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