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Symptoms Of Being Allergic To Mosquito Bites
2yr old with 102.5 fever stomach pain no other symptoms. Had an allergic reaction with hives 1 1/2 weeks ago for excessive mosquito bites.
Fever: Your child may have a viral illness and in fact may be incubating roseola which is a benign virus affecting children under two years, whereby the fever lasts for three days, the fever breaks and the child breaks out in a rash. I doubt that the fever is connected to the mosquito bite. ...Read more
Am I allergic to mosquito bites or just sensitive, as I get 3 inch wide swelllings from single bites?
My baby seems to be allergic to mosquito bites. He has swelled up quite a bit, where he got bit. Any advice for relief?
Join the club: Many (most) people are "allergic" to mosquito bites - some just have a more pronounced reaction than others. It is not unusual for me to get a reaction the size of a baseball when one gets me on the leg. It's a local reaction of histamine release. Cool compresses can help. Topical "anti-itch" treatments are generally not real helpful. Oral anti-histamines such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) helpful. ...Read more
How do I know if my son is allergic to mosquito bites? He was bitten yesterday. Red, swollen and size of golf ball. How do I treat it?
Almost All children: Have exaggerated reactions to mosquito bites. True allergy results in hives, etc. You are describing a typical reaction to a mosquito bite...Try the onion and if it continues to be swollen and hard see your doctor as occasionally a secondary infection develops....From scratching it. Do not use the onion around the eyes. ...Read more
This seems I am allergic to mosquito bites. Now I have like 10 swollen bites around my knees on both legs. Help?
Probably.: Allergy to proteins in mosquito saliva is common but immunotherapy (allergy injections) is neither effective nor necessary. With continued exposure almost everyone develops tolerance to mosquitoes in their locale. When they go elsewhere they're bitten by other mosquitoes & often reactions reappear. This is why mosquitoes only seem to bite tourists & not natives. All are bitten; only newbies notice. ...Read more
Probasbly not: Most mosquito bites will casue a local reaction than can be quite large. This is no an allergy. Very rarely one can see patients have system reactions to mosquito bites. ...Read more
Yes: It is unusual but it is possible. It has been labeled "sketter syndrome". ...Read more
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Allergy to meds: You can be allergic to topical agents for itching. ...Read more
I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?
Sunburn Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
I have been getting bumps that look like mosquito bites but they are not I have tried everything to see if I'm allergic to something help please?
Little sister (8) has mosquito bites that swelled up like it never has before, lrg. It looks like an allergic rxn but she is not allergic to any bugs?
Large local reaction: Some kids seem to go through a phase where mosquito bites get bigger and bigger - large red, hard, itchy knots that last for days. With time they grow out of them. This is not anaphylaxis or worrisome. There are reports in the literature of military recruits in basic training getting sick from literally hundreds of mosquito bites, but that's the exception that proves the rule! Use steroid cream. ...Read more
Mosquito bites.: If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 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. ...Read more
Insect bite allergy: For insect bites, you would expect to get a local reaction or swelling at the bite site. If you develop systemic symptoms like generalized hives away from the bite site, difficulty breathing or having abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting, you should see an allergist to be evaluated because those allergic reactions can be dangerous. ...Read more
If your talking about the mosquito getting a rash after he bites you its hard to see. Look through a magnifying glass at his chest and proboscus area. Usually they fly away before you can find a tiny magnifying glass.
As for the situation of a rash on you from the mosquito. It looks red, bumpy and is itchy. ...Read more
Early or late?: This depends on the age of the scars and you skin type. Early antiinflammatory therapy with Hydrocortisone cream and/or salicylic acid may help, mature scars may benefit from leaching agents, peels, laser therapy, ipl, dermabrasion, and more depending on the qualities of the scar. ...Read more
I traveled to belize 1 mo ago and got several mosquito bites. Some still itch on and off! Healthy 25yo, no other symptoms. Anything to worry about?
Depends: You can have persistent insect bite reactions that last for a long time. They can form granulomas that can grow large and become infected and need to be treated. Might help to use a topical steroid and antibiotic to get it to resolve. Best to see a dermatologist for help if they worsen. ...Read more
My husband and I travelled to Cuba in July. Got alot of mosquito bites. No symptoms. Want to start trying for a baby in April 2018. Should we get tested for Zika?
Yes: See your family doctor or obstetrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm covered in large mosquito bites! Could it be hives and that maybe I'm allergic to something here?
Yes: Time to have it looked at.Get a more detailed answer ›
How can I get rid of a mosquito bites? I'm highly allergic to them. They itch so bad and they become really big. Please help
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment for this problem. ...Read more
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read more
Is this an alergic reaction? I have thease ichy bumps all over my body. They look kind of like mosquito bites but they are everywhere.
Could be: Sounds like it is a reaction to something. If they have persisted for sometime or are getting worse see an allergist or a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have about 25 bug or mosquito bites. Can that lead to any allergic reactions? I feel like o have sleep apnea
Maybe: But it would already have done it. ...Read more
Recently every time I get a mosquito bite it swells and bruises larger than a quarter and lasts for more than a week. Have I become allergic?
Mosquito bites - nothing relieves itch, bites burn, 4-6 weeks to heal, wake me up at night - haven't been able to sleep thru nite in 2 days. Allergic?
Possible allergy: Try an extra Benadryl (diphenhydramine) before bed. Try dilute white vinegar dabbed on bites. Since you don't say what everything that doesn't work includes, but there are lots of weird online tips. Have you tried the heated up metal spoon? Jewel weed and aloe juice are good on a new one. I hope you find relief - I know how it can feel. ...Read more
Can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on my 7 month olds mosquito bites that he is allergic to?
Mosquito bite occured a small ball inside the skin. After 4 days my eyes are paining. What symptoms are these?
Bite: Is the bite near the eye? This may be infected, if progresses needs to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?
Antihistamine: You can apply cool compresses to the bites. If you have any antihistamines, now would be a good time to take one--like Allegra or zyrtec, or if you are going to sleep, benadryl (diphenhydramine). If the mosquitoes are still around, you may still need some insect repellent! Depends on what you can get hold of at this late hour...You can apply cortisone or antihistamine cream to the bites, or rhuligel or sarna, eg. ...Read more