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Doctor insights on: Tiger Mosquito Bite Symptoms

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Can tiger mosquito bites make a rash?

Can tiger mosquito bites make a rash?

Yes: Usually a swollen and itchy bump but may leave a bruise for many days. ...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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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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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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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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Hi dr I have mosquito bites with bruises I got them sunday they hurt but I don't have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?

Hi dr I have mosquito bites with bruises I got them sunday they hurt but I don't have a fever or any other symptoms but pain?

Swat! Swat!: Sounds like you have an over sensitivity to the bite. There is a protein in their saliva to keep your blood from clotting. When they bite you that gets injected into you along with their saliva. Some times humans have an exaggerated response to this protein. This is known as the "Skeeter" syndrome. Time should take care of the problem. ...Read more

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I have a few insect bites on my legs. They look and have the symptoms of mosquito bites but have 2 "holes" vs 1 and it is mid winter. Thoughts?

I have a few insect bites on my legs. They look and have the symptoms of mosquito bites but have 2 "holes" vs 1 and it is mid winter. Thoughts?

See a dermatologist: Where do you live? Any pets or other animals? Maybe they are something other than insect bites. A skin specialist can help you. Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except as a sleeping pill. Dangerous to drive if using it. ...Read more

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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???

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???

Bed bugs?: Impossible to say for sure but these are the most itchy bites I know of. You are very young for shingles and they hurt rather than itch. Try not to scratch (try alcohol on them or antihistamine) or scratch elsewhere to make them go away faster. ...Read more

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I just got bit by a mosquito right around where my thumb phalanges meet my metacarpils. I don't feel anything other than tension in the bitten hand and an itch. No signs of infection. Is tension a normal first symptom of a mosquito bite to the hand?

I just got bit by a mosquito right around where my thumb phalanges meet my metacarpils. I don't feel anything other than tension in the bitten hand and an itch. No signs of infection. Is tension a normal first symptom of a mosquito bite to the hand?

Swelling?: Mosquito bite usually causes swelling at the local site with itching soon to follow. Swelling at or near a joint would lead to stiffness which I expect should go away within 2 days but the itching may linger on for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Is phenergan (promethazine) safe for 11 month old baby for allergy and itchy mosquito bites he's 9.5 kg dr recommended 3 mls twice a day till symptoms are gone?

Is phenergan (promethazine) safe for 11 month old baby for allergy and itchy mosquito bites he's 9.5 kg dr recommended 3 mls twice a day till symptoms are gone?

Phenergan (promethazine): Phenergan (promethazine) is generally not recommendedfor children under 2 years of age since it can affect their breathing. Benadryl would be a better choice ...Read more

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Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Have mosquito bites all over legs, they're itchy, red, large. Few are hard & bruised. No puss. Nothing helps symptoms subside. Are they infected?

Bites: If they are getting worse after 2-3 days, then be checked. It is always possible for them to become infected. All the best. ...Read more

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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

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Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Why don't mosquito bites in the U.S. cause malaria?

Malaria Mosquitoes: There are about 3, 500 species of mosquitoes. Only 30 to 40 species of female Anopheles mosquitoes act as a vector for Malaria. The mosquito would need to be infected with one of the species of malaria parasites. ...Read more

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Have 100's of mosquito bites everywhere on body. How long will it take for them to stop itching and go away?

Have 100's of mosquito bites everywhere on body. How long will it take for them to stop itching and go away?

Mosquito Bites: Baking soda mixed with a little water then placed on the bite area is a cheap and effective way to help reduce the itching. There is a product call Ben's Afterbite that makes it easy to apply. You could also use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream but given the bites are extensive, I would hesitate to place this amount cream all over your body. It can sometimes take days for the itching to stop. ...Read more

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Here in the u.S., is there a chance of getting an anopheles mosquito bite?

Here in the u.S., is there a chance of getting an anopheles mosquito bite?

VERY, VERY HIGH: "anopheles quadrimaculatus" is the most important species in the eastern United States regarding malaria transmission. In the western United States, it's "anopheles freeborni"."anopheles punctipennis" found in the contiguous U.S. States- however, it is not the natural vector of malaria. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

I got a mosquito bite and its huge?

Mosquito bite: Reaction: take benadryl, unless contraindicated, and apply hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if no improvement or spreads fast, see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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How to take care of a mosquito bite?

How to take care of a mosquito bite?

What to do: 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

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Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

Can mosquito bites look like lesions?

Yes: Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching ; swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a mosquito bite to hurt?

Is it unusual a mosquito bite to hurt?

Atlhough most people: Associate a mosquito bite with itching, it can be painful as well. Here are some ideas. 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. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

Tx: 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

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How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

How can you make mosquito bites not itch?

One option is: A sauve made of 1 part water ; 2 parts baking soda. ...Read more

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What happens when you pop a mosquito bite?

Bleeds: Not much other than a bit of blood. It can get infected so it is important to keep it clean and covered till it forms a scab and try not to scratch it. ...Read more

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How can I can get relieve these mosquito bites?

How can I can get relieve these mosquito bites?

Remedies & tx: 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

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What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

What illnesses can you get from mosquito bites?

Mosquito: Mosquitoes can transmit bacteria, viruses & parasites. Mosquitoes can transmit: Dengue Fever, Malaria, Ross River Fever, Chikungunya, Yellow Fever, West Nile virus, Dog Heartworm, St. Louis Encephalitis, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, Japanese Encephalitis, Rift Valley fever, Myiasis, epidemic polyarthritis & Filariasis- Elephantiasis. ...Read more

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I wish to know what can I do for mosquito bites?

I wish to know what can I do for mosquito bites?

See below: Treat like any other bug bite, wound care, antihistamines for itch and over the counter strength Hydrocortisone (cortaid). If looks infected, see your physician. ...Read more