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What Happens If You Pop A Mosquito Bite
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
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
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
My son has an infected mosquito bite, he is on antibiotics, and now has blistered, should I pop the blister?
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
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 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
I have many sore on my legs and itch, thought they were mosquito bites but haven't went away. They seem to multiply and pop up with red ring and puss?
Please have your primary doctor refer you to a leg and foot specialist!
Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more
I have been getting red itchy spots on my arms and legs that look like mosquito bites. They come for like a day and go then pop up in other spots. I was thinking it is a side effect of my medicine but its been going on for about 2 months now. I thought it
See a doctor: Without being able to see and examine these it is impossible to say what they are. May be a reaction, allergic or otherwise, but you do not say what meds you are taking. Go and get this looked at. ...Read more
My 1 yr old niece has had a series of red bumps pop up on her finger, belly, back, and arms that look like big mosquito bites what is this?
Dermatitis: Have it checked by md. Better DX when seen. ...Read more
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
Why am I suddenly having bad reactions to mosquito bites even though that's never happened before?
You can build up: Sensitivity over time. See your allergist.Get a more detailed answer ›
What ever happen to my skin there will be a brown mark after that even a mosquito bite there is a Brown Mark, what is wrong with me? What should I do?
Hyperpigmentation: Consider dermatological evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
I keep getting mosquito bites a ton more than my friends. They seem to swell and I'm worried they're getting infected. I'm an international stud. Why do you think this happens and what do I do?
It is because: It is because your body odor attracts mosquitoes. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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