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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Being Allergic To Mosquito Bites

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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.

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

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


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Am I allergic to mosquito bites or just sensitive, as I get 3 inch wide swelllings from single bites?

Am I allergic to mosquito bites or just sensitive, as I get 3 inch wide swelllings from single bites?

Treat the same.: Whether you're allergic or just sensitive, for all purposes they're the same, and you would treat the same. Put some ice on initially, then use some Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Most important of all, don't scratch! ...Read more

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My baby seems to be allergic to mosquito bites. He has swelled up quite a bit, where he got bit. Any advice for relief?

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

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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

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This seems I am allergic to mosquito bites. Now I have like 10 swollen bites around my knees on both legs. Help?

This seems I am allergic to mosquito bites. Now I have like 10 swollen bites around my knees on both legs. Help?

Ditch the perfume: Bugs are attracted by smell of a nice freshly washed body it is ironic that bugs and men are attracted to similar smells.

You can also try eating brewers yeast, it is high in vitamins and many insects do not like the smell so they avoid you. ...Read more

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My child has a bad reaction to mosquito bites. Is he allergic?

My child has a bad reaction to mosquito bites. Is he allergic?

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

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I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean I'm allergic?

I have abnormal reactions to mosquito bites, does this mean I'm allergic?

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

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Can someone be allergic to mosquitoes/mosquito bites?

Can someone be allergic to mosquitoes/mosquito bites?

Yes: It is unusual but it is possible. It has been labeled "sketter syndrome". ...Read more

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I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

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

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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?

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

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Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

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

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Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

Mosquito bite allergy, what are some of the symptoms?

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

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What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

What does a allergic reaction of a mosquito bite look like?

Depends: 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

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I have a whole bunch of scars from mosquito bites. What can I do to alleviate these symptoms?

I have a whole bunch of scars from mosquito bites. What can I do to alleviate these symptoms?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Why does my toddlers mosquito bites swell up and then turn into blisters? Does this mean she is allergic to them?

Yes: Some people are very sensitive to bites and stings
virtually everyone has some reaction to mosquitoes
if there is swelling and itchiness, try cool damp washcloths and give a dose of benadryl (diphenhydramine) to alleviate
symptoms and to prevent possible infection from scratching ...Read more

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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?

Yes: But this can usually be handle by topical steroid and antihistamine and does not require allergy shots. Allergy to mosquito venom is common but fatality is probably non-existent. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on my 7 month olds mosquito bites that he is allergic to?

Can I use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on my 7 month olds mosquito bites that he is allergic to?

Yes: A 7 month old can use topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching associated with mosquito bites. Also, applying cold compresses and ice should bring down swelling and help with itching. ...Read more

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Woke up w/ about 20 (mosquito) bites in mexico, varying sizes up to a few 2" welts. Allergic reaction? What 2 do?

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