Top
20
Doctor insights on: Stop Itchy Mosquito Bites

Share
1

1
How to stop the itchy feeling on my mosquito bites?

How to stop the itchy feeling on my 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 (Definition)

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


3

3
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

5

5
What could be reason that mosquito bites are itchy?

What could be reason that mosquito bites are itchy?

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

6

6
I have itchy 'mosquito bites' everywhere, remedy?

Although you could: Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - a remedy that works is mixing 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water together. Apply to bites - repeat 5 to 6 times a day. ...Read more

8

8
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

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

10

10
How can I get rid of mosquito bites itchy?

How can I get rid of mosquito bites itchy?

See below: If really itchy, try over the counter antihistamine like benedryl. Ice applied to the bite can help, and some people like calamine lotion as well. Don't scratch....It will just get worse, last longer, and might get infected. ...Read more

11

11
I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?

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

14

14
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.

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

16

16
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 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 ?

See my remark: How did the mosquitos get to your penis ? Try not to scratch the area. You may use a simple antibiotic oitment from a drug store,use once a day after shower. If this is long standing you may need to have an M.D. see it ...Read more

17

17
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

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

18

18
Can sacral herpes start out like a mosquito bite - red, inflamed, itchy?

Can sacral herpes start out like a mosquito bite - red, inflamed, itchy?

Blisters: Herpes appears as small painful blisters. They are often itchy and irritated. Google the term herpes and you can compare images to what you are seeing on your back. Your doctor can also evaluate and test for it. ...Read more

19

19
Over 50 mosquito bites on my body, too itchy, cannot sleep! anything i can do?

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

20

20
What bug bites cause itching welts?

What bug bites cause itching welts?

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

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
98 doctors shared insights

Mosquito Allergy (Definition)

Mosquito bites can cause larger than average bumps and itching in individuals who have allergies to mosquitos. Treatment is steroid creams and anti-histamine pills such as ...Read more