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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 (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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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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I got a mosquito bite on my upper eyelid over night and my eye is swollen, stinging, itchy and sore. I've put a cold cloth on it but it hasn't helped.

I got a mosquito bite on my upper eyelid over night and my eye is swollen, stinging, itchy and sore. I've put a cold cloth on it but it hasn't helped.

See answer: Swelling of an eyelid from a mosquito bite isn't unusual and suggest an allergic type reaction. It should respond to an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. If the condition gets worse check with a physician to be sure no infection is present ...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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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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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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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 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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