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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

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


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How to know if i'm allergic to beeswax. It weird. Iwhile. Could that be an allergic reaction?

How to know if i'm allergic to beeswax. It weird. Iwhile. Could that be an allergic reaction?

Common: for sufferers of pollen allergy. You can imagine how pollen gets into the beeswax. Because pollen allergies are specific for a class of pollens, one can react variably depending on the beeswax lot. Best to avoid. If you also suffer from seasonal rhinitis, or hay fever, consult an Allergist for individualized recommendations. ...Read more

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I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. Usually it's just itching, redness, and swelling around the bite, but in rare cases it can evolve into anaphylactic shock which is life-threatening. Antihistamines may help mild cases, but if you have trouble breathing or other symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching.But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings.This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency.Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more

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When you get circular mosquito bites what does it mean?

When you get circular mosquito bites what does it mean?

Mosquito bite size: Mosquito bites generally will cause a round rash, since after the mosquito bites you, a reaction forms "around" the site where bitten. This is because there are foreign substances in the mosquito saliva that the body doesn't like and therefore reacts against. Sometimes kids are affected more than adults. Try to avoid the bite! ...Read more

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Why does an allergic reaction turn into a rash?

Why does an allergic reaction turn into a rash?

Usually histamine: Histamine causes redness, itching, pain, swelling, the common skin manifestations of an "allergic reaction". ...Read more

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What does an allergy to shrimp appear itself?

What does an allergy to shrimp appear itself?

Various ways: The most common symptoms of food allergy including those to shrimp are hives/swelling [lip, tongue], and gastrointestinal symptoms (vomiting/abdominal pain/diarrhea). If more than one system is involved (gi, lungs, skin, etc) it is called anaphylaxis. Shrimp allergy can be long term and serious. It typically presents in adults compared to children. ...Read more

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What does an allergic reaction to neosporin look like?

What does an allergic reaction to neosporin look like?

Itchy rash typically: The neomycin component of neosporin is a well known and fairly common trigger of allergic contact dermatitis. The rash is itchy, red and occurs where the medication came into contact with the skin. The mechanism is similar to poison ivy type rash. An allergy skin test is available if the diagnosis is in question. ...Read more

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Insect bites that cause watery blisters, what to do?

Insect bites that cause watery blisters, what to do?

Repellants.: If your allergy to insect saliva is so severe, your best bet is not to get bit, by using insect repellants (usually based on deet.). ...Read more

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What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

What to do for itchy, swollen gauge and skin rash? Could it be an allergic reaction?

Possibly: See a doctor if you do not know what it is. You also need to know what you are allergic to. Take an antihistamine in the mean time and callyour doctor. You may need a prescription or a shot. ...Read more

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What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

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What does the hospital do when someone has an anaphylatic allergic reaction?

Lot of things: I.V right away, , epipen, (epinephrine) benadyl i.V , tagamet IV o2, keep airways open keep eye on b.P . Treat you total with expert team keep you their til fit to leave. ...Read more

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What does an allergic reaction to antibiotics look like?

What does an allergic reaction to antibiotics look like?

Depends: It depends on the nature of the immune response. Allergic antibody (IgE) mediated reactions occur rapidly after ingestion and can involve hives, skin swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, nausea/vomitting, diarrhea, dizziness, confusion, palpitations, loss of consciousness and even death. A delayed reaction can occur after days on the medicine and would have different constellation of symptom ...Read more

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If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

Allergy: Lots of different meds can be used. Antihistamines are very common but stopping the medicine (or other thing) that causes the reaction is the first thing to do, if known. Topical and systemic steroids are also commonly used (orally or injected). ...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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How quickly does an allergic reaction happen?

How quickly does an allergic reaction happen?

Depends: It all depends on the problem. Allergic reactions can be immediate or take hours or even days to occur. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

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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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more