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Doctor insights on: What Happens If A Mosquito Goes In Your Eye

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What happens if a mosquito bites your eye?

What happens if a mosquito bites your eye?

Itching and swelling: A mosquito bite around the eye may cause sifnificant swelling, itching & discomfort depending on your particular reaction to bites. The eye is prone to swell due to the laxity of the surrounding tissue. Use cold compresses, perhaps appropriately take an antihistamine like "benadryl" & avoid scratching. Expect the eye to close in a severe case. If concerned, see pcp. Often more bark than bite! ...Read more

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What happens if a small mosquito get in your eye?

What happens if a small mosquito get in your eye?

Usually nothing: If you can still feel it try rinsing with saline. If your eye turns red or if you have blurred vision see your doctor for in-person help. ...Read more

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What would happen if you got a mosquito bite on your eye?

What would happen if you got a mosquito bite on your eye?

Swelling: The bite on lower or upper eyelid skin would cause localized swelling and could possibly become infected. Initial relief could be obtained with cold compresses. A topical prescription ophthalmic ointment could prevent infection and decrease swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a mosquito bite on your eyeball?

Is it possible to get a mosquito bite on your eyeball?

Possible: Insect bites to the eye are possible but mosquitos are not attracted to this location. ...Read more

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My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

Ice: For the first few hours, use crushed ice in a baggie on top of the lid. By the next day it should be back to normal unless you have more than an average amount of allergy to the mosquito bite. You can also take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine to help. These can make you sleepy so take them late in the day. ...Read more

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Got a mosquito bite last summer around my eye. Now, everytime I go out in the cold, it turns red like I got a bite again. Why is this happening?

Got a mosquito bite last summer around my eye. Now, everytime I go out in the cold, it turns red like I got a bite again. Why is this happening?

Residual allergy: The is hypersensitivity to walled off foreign material. Cold is causing the area to react and swell, creams coukd help but if it very localized a microscopic foreign body may be persitent. See opthamologist if minor surgery is an option. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite on eye how long will swelling last Swelling not too bad?

Mosquito bite on eye how long will swelling last Swelling not too bad?

Depends: This depends on how large the swelling is and how allergic you are to the mosquito venom. In general, I would expect the swelling to improve in a week and subside by 2 weeks for most people. May try taking antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Can there be a way to get rid of swelling from a mosquito bite under the eyes?

Try ice: It will go away on its own but ice might make it go away quicker. You could put some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on it as well. ...Read more

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I have a mosquito in my eye, not sure if its dead or not, will the liquid in my eye kill it?

I have a mosquito in my eye, not sure if its dead or not, will the liquid in my eye kill it?

Mosquito will die: Tears are toxic to mosquitoes who will drown in your secretions. You will not suffer a mosquito bite and probably have rubbed the irritating mosquito out by the time you get this message. ...Read more

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What causes random "mosquito bite" bumps on my eye bags?

What causes random "mosquito bite" bumps on my eye bags?

Need exam: Only an examination can reveal what these are and what to do about them. See an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a mosquito above my eye, now my eye is swollen, how long does it last if I don't do anything to it?

I got bitten by a mosquito above my eye, now my eye is swollen, how long does it last if I don't do anything to it?

Should: Gradually go down over next couple of days. Ice will help as well as some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if really irritating. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may make you tired. So only take if really needed ...Read more

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I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

See doctor: A persistent lesion with skin change could possibly be an early cancer, so please see your doctor. He or she might recommend a biopsy or dermatologist consultation if the appearance is concerning, or may be able to reassure you if there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eye lid when there's significant swelling?

What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eye lid when there's significant swelling?

Ice, time: Mosquito bites to the eyelid can be quite itchy and sometimes painful. Since the lid skin is loose (so the lid can move properly), any edema or inflammation can spread over a large area. Use ice to help it. Sometimes you might be helped with an oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine. It will go away with time. ...Read more

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My 15 month old was bitten by a mosquito close to his eye last night and this morning the eye is swollen shut. What can I do?

My 15 month old was bitten by a mosquito close to his eye last night and this morning the eye is swollen shut. What can I do?

It happens: The soft tissue surrounding the eye will often puff up for a couple days after such a bite. The response is a protective one where the capillaries leak serum to dilute any toxin & prevent it from invading the blood. I would just watch the area for any redness or drainage that would suggest an infection. A 15 mo won't let you apply a cool compress, but diphenhydramine might help if it itches. ...Read more

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Went night hiking last night and got bit on my face right under my eye. I figured it was just a mosquito but my left eye is swollen now! What do I do?

Went night hiking last night and got bit on my face right under my eye. I figured it was just a mosquito but my left eye is swollen now! What do I do?

Insect bite: You can apply ice to the swollen area, but it is best for you to get seen by a doctor to determine if you need a strong medication like prednisone to halt the allergic rxn. ...Read more

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My mum got bitten on the eye by a mosquito last night. The eye lid is now red and really swollen and she can barely open her eye. Solutions please? :)

My mum got bitten on the eye by a mosquito last night. The eye lid is now red and really swollen and she can barely open her eye. Solutions please? :)

See a doctor: See a doctor. If she rubs a mosquito onto the conjunctiva, she can get a localized anaphylactic allergic reaction that needs topical epinephrine and topical and/or oral steroids. If not, the eyelid inflammation is not what you typically see with mosquito bite, so consideration should be given to a pre-septal cellulitis crossing into the orbit from the sinuses which may need oral or IV antibiotic ...Read more

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One of my wife's mosquito bites now resembles a target or bulls-eye. Got it last night and she doesn't remember a tick but worried about Lyme disease?

One of my wife's mosquito bites now resembles a target or bulls-eye. Got it last night and she doesn't remember a tick but worried about Lyme disease?

Lyme: Since she had some type of bites, it is possible what she thinks is mosquito bites may possibly be something else. It is important to visit a Dermatologist who may be able to provide you a more accurate diagnosis as there are multiple causes for annular erythemas such as Tinea Corporis, Erythema Annulare Centrifigum, Erythema Gyratum Repens, Erythema (Chronicum) Migrans, Granuloma Annulare, etc. ...Read more

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How do I get rid a swollen eye, probably from a mosquito bite?

How do I get rid a swollen eye, probably from a mosquito bite?

Swollen eye: Best starting with cool compresses. If lasting longer that a day, becomes painful, spreads, affects vision you need examination and possibly treatment for infection. ...Read more

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How would I know if my eye is infected after an what I believe is a mosquito bite to the upper eyelid?

Infection: Infections usually are tender/painful to touch, red, swollen with migration of redness. A swollen lymph node on that side or a fever are also signs.
Feel free to send me a picture to tell.
Cold ice packs decrease swelling if just an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.

Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.

Arthropod vector: Could this have been a tick? The bull's eye you describe may be erythema migrans, the classic lesion of lyme disease. You need to show this to a doctor for specific identification, diagnosis and therapy if necessary. Do not wait, because if it is treatable, the earlier you get to it, the better. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter got bit by a mosquito and her eye swelled up. I gave her some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I kept a warm towel on it. This morning, her eye was still swollen. What should I do?

My daughter got bit by a mosquito and her eye swelled up. I gave her some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and I kept a warm towel on it. This morning, her eye was still swollen. What should I do?

Eyelid swelling: Worsening of swelling in the morning is expected because of laying flat all night while sleeping. Try cold /ice compresses, stay upright, and continue benadryl (diphenhydramine). See your pediatrician or ophthalmologist if not better. ...Read more

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My 9 month old has been bitten by a mosquito on his eye lid and he keeps rubbing it and it's swollen dr told me to give him 2ml phenergan (promethazine) not sure!

My 9 month old has been bitten by a mosquito on his eye lid and he keeps rubbing it and it's swollen dr told me to give him 2ml phenergan (promethazine) not sure!

I wouldn't: A bit of antihistamine may do some good or the swelling should go down by itself in a few days. I would suggest Diphenhydramine at 2mg/kg up to every 6 hours if you choose to treat it. The us fda placed a black box warning on the use of Phenergan (promethazine) under age 2, after many episodes of apnea (failing to breathe) in younger infants. ...Read more

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I don't know if the skin round my tear duct was a mosquito bite or some bacteria in eye. My eye itched so I itched it and notice a red bump.

I don't know if the skin round my tear duct was a mosquito bite or some bacteria in eye. My eye itched so I itched it and notice a red bump.

Canaliculitis: Could be insect bite or another cause fir allergy. Most viral and Vernal conjunctivitis starts with the inner angle of the eye. If not better in a few days see your Ophthalmologist.. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and worried about zika as in April a mosquito entered in my nose and I had red eye for one night. Am I at risk and how to get tested in ny?

I'm pregnant and worried about zika as in April a mosquito entered in my nose and I had red eye for one night. Am I at risk and how to get tested in ny?

Zika testing: Zika testing is now available for at risk individuals such as yourself. Through your OB MD's office or State Health department. Also, if you are continuing sexual intercourse during this pregnancy, consider a condom for your partner, even if he hasn't traveled to known risk areas recently. The Zika virus has already had documented cases in Texas. ...Read more

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Got blood on hand. Nobody nearby. Got mosquito bite above blood. Worried 4 HIV. Also whatif anyhow blood got to my eye mouth cut. Couldnot see mosquito?

Got blood on hand. Nobody nearby. Got mosquito bite above blood. Worried 4 HIV. Also whatif anyhow blood got to my eye mouth cut. Couldnot see mosquito?

No worries of HIV: From a mosquito bite. HIV is not from an insect, but from human sexual contact, or infected needle, IV of blood from someone who has it. It's okay if you didn't see mosquito. If your bite looks infected, or you're getting sick, see your doctor. There is a particular mosquito that's getting people very sick, the Asian Tiger Mosquito or chikungunya mosquito now in northern states besides Texas. ...Read more

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My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

My 4 year old takes zyrtec 1 tsp and singulair 4mg every night. She got a couple mosquito bites yesterday and they are swollen. Can she have a dose of benadryl also tonight? Her left eye has also been watering for several days even with both allergy meds.

Allergy: A one time dose should be OK. Diphenhydramine is short acting while Zyrtec is long acting. So, there will be some overlap, but short lived. Adding Zantac (ranitidine) also helps improve the symptoms faster since the two groups of medications have a synergistic effect. ...Read more