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Stop Itchy Mosquito Bites
Options: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on 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 & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
My skin is extremely itchy. I have red bumps like mosquito bites all over..its extremely hot lately..it started last night.I cant stop scratching. I took a nap earlier and i was woken up by the itch. What could be the reason?
Why do mosquito bites itch AROUND the bite and not ON the bite? How do I relieve the itchiness? It's soooo itchy right now!
Not usually: The itching usually affects the whole area and not just the surrounding site. Regardless topical hydrocortisone cream along with oral antihistamine would be your best bet. You may also apply topical anti-itch cream containing menthol and a topical anesthetic to reduce the itching . ...Read more
I have 5 bites and I don't know what kind they are. I know they aren't mosquito bites cause they haven't went away and I've had them for 2weeks. Itchy
ITCHY BITES: TWO WEEKS AND STILL ITCHY? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. THEY MAY NOT BE INSECT BITES AT ALL . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more
Should my "mosquito bite" last 2-3 weeks? It's the same size as it originally was, and just as itchy if not more. It's also gotten kinda purple.
Skin issues: It sure sounds like it is time to get to your doctor or a skin specialist. This 'bite' may not in fact be a bit after all. ...Read more
When feeling itchy from a mosquito bite means you were just bitten, or the bump reaction takes 2-14 days to appear? Can't tell when I'm getting bit
Usually just bitten: A person can notice a mosquito bite right away, or within a few minutes. If she is asleep, it may take longer to notice. If bitten while sleeping, she should notice the bite upon waking up. A new mosquito bite should be visibly growing in size on the skin surface during the first couple of hours. ...Read more
Haven't had a mosquito bite for years. I got a few and they were barely itchy and lasted 2 hours and then disappeared, my husband too.Am we immune?
No: It just means you are not sensitive to Mosquitos. What you have is normal reaction to bite ...Read more
I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?
Basil leaf: 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
I have these bumps that I thought were mosquito bites but have now gotten infected and are itchy and spreading. What do you think this could be?
I have a rash that comes and goes, they look like scratches and mosquito bites. They don't hurt but are itchy. They disappear and then ease away.
Urticaria: This rash you describe sounds like something called urticaria (hives). Urticaria is caused by histamine release. It can be due to a number of conditions including allergic reactions. Sometimes we don't find a cause for this and it is called idiopathic urticaria, Check with you primary doc and discuss the symptoms further. It is can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more
I Have like two mosquito bites on my penis an it not itchy or anything i tend to scratch it open now an then how would i know its nothing serious ?
I recently got a mosquito bite on my thigh but im not sure if it was or not since it wasn't itchy at all! it was. sorta big ( medium ) and hard, i tried to pipe it at first but it hurt so i distracted myself on other things but then came back to see if i
Skin lesion-insect?: Rapidly developed skin lesions are typical of insect bites. Spider bites are somewhat less itchy, and more inflamed than mosquito bites. Avoiding self-trauma, use of steroid creams or antihistamines may help. Spider bites usually take days to resolve, and may require medical attention in rare cases. ...Read more
50! itchy!: Please see if you have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in your medicine cabinet? This will help w the histamine release. For individual lestions you can 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. ...Read more
Lots of bugs: Most insect bites cause local inflammatory reactions like itching and welts that are mild and resolve within a few hours without complications. Of course bee stings and cause more severe local and systemic reactions if you are allergic but any biting bug could cause a localized response. Mosquito bites are common culprits. Ticks, flies, and fleas are also implicated. ...Read more