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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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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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What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

What happens when you pop your mosquito bites.?

Risk: When you break down your protective skin barrier by popping a lesion - it creates a portal for potential infection. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it?

I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it?

Spider bite?: It may be from a spider bite. If it gets worse, be sure to consult your doctor. Spider bite often gets infection and rapid spread so don't delay in getting it checked out. (since there are other potential causes as well) ...Read more

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When you actually pop a mosquito bite, and what comes out is clear, is that venom from the bite or just the oils on the skin?

When you actually pop a mosquito bite, and what comes out is clear, is that venom from the bite or just the oils on the skin?

Neither one: First, you should never "pop" a mosquito bite. All that will do is prolong the inflammation, itching and pain, and delay healing. Second, mosquitoes have no venom. Third, if popped, any fluid that comes out is the body's own natural fluids that have accumulated at the bite as part of the immune system's response to it. That is, neither venom nor skin oils. ...Read more

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Should you pop your mosquito bite?

Should you pop your mosquito bite?

No: Breaking open skin creates a portal for infection. ...Read more

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My husband has a knot almost on his butthole and we think its a mosquito bite but its very painful and it won't pop or stick with a needle what can Ido?

Don't pop or poke it: Sitz bathes can be helpful. Sit in a bathtub with warm water. There needs to be enough water to submerge anal area. Soak for about 15 minutes – several times a day. An alternative is placing ¼ cup of witch hazel & warm water in basin. Soak for at least 15 minutes, at least twice a day. If it isn't resolving or gets worse - seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My son has an infected mosquito bite, he is on antibiotics, and now has blistered, should I pop the blister?

My son has an infected mosquito bite, he is on antibiotics, and now has blistered, should I pop the blister?

Boil: No! You do not 'pop' blister. The skin of the blister is natural protection against bacteria. Continue antibiotics and see your doctor. If the wound needs to be drained, md will do it under sterile conditions. ...Read more

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I have a what I thought was a mosquito bite that turned into a huge blister. It hurts. Do I just pop it or go to a doctor?

I have a what I thought was a mosquito bite that turned into a huge blister. It hurts. Do I just pop it or go to a doctor?

Depends: If there is no red base or spreading redness around the blister, you do not have symptoms other than pain at the site, and you can stand the pain, would not rupture it, but simply watch with dressing and it should, in time, open itself or dry up slowly. If however things get worse in any way, see a doctor only then. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.

Dermatitis: Most likely a contact dermatitis from something that was in contact with your legs or possibly a lotion that was put on your legs. See a health provider if it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up everyday, started 2 days ago. My partner does not have any. Allergies?

Itchy bumps: It is likely an allergic reaction to something in the environment. Try to track down what may be causing this. You may try some over the counter antihistamine like Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night if it bothers you at night. You should see your primary care physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bite reactions happen?

Duration?: Local pain, itching, and redness of the skin are typical after a mosquito bite. There is usually an immediate wheal and flare response that peaks at about 20 minutes, or a hard, itchy, bump that peaks at two to three days and resolves over the ensuing days to weeks. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop mosquito bites before they happen?

Prevention: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. ...Read more

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Why is that mosquito bites on my child leaves marks even though it happened months ago?

Why is that mosquito bites on my child leaves marks even though it happened months ago?

Pigment change: In children insect bites can have much larger reactions than adults. What remains after usually is a pigment change either darker or lighter but it will return to normal skin tone after several more months. ...Read more

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What happens if a mosquito bite ur penis?

What happens if a mosquito bite ur penis?

Penile mosquito bite: Likely a small itchy "pimple" which will heal rapidly. Unlikely to get a mosquito borne disease in USA ...Read more

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Why suddenly mosquito bites are getting swollen? It did not happened again since I was little

Normal: Mosquito bites expose you to foreign proteins that your body can react to (like an allergy). Protect yourself with long sleeved loose clothing in the evening hours when bug bites typically occur. Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel can help the itch and swelling. ...Read more

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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 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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Mosquito bite won't heal?

Something else?: Mosquito bites are sometime painful, usually itchy but really rare to not heal or get infection. Could you have gotten bitten by another critter - especially a spider which can cause a non-healing sore place. You might need this to be looked at. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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How to hide mosquito bites?

Hmm...: If the bites are inflamed then you possibly could use some cover-up makeup to make them less noticeable. Treating them topically with a steroid can also help reduce the redness along with any itching. ...Read more

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How to remove mosquito bites?

Decrease bite Sx's: 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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I'm scared of mosquito bites!!?

Mosquito bites: There are numerous insect repellents available, nets to sleep under at night, electronic devices which attract and destroy mosquitoes in the area of your home. If you have a morbid fear of these perhaps seeing a psychotherapist is in order. Good luck. ...Read more