Top
10
Doctor insights on: Why Does Filariasis Infection Only Occur After Multiple Mosquito Bites

Share
1

1
Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Interesting: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Corey Clay
32 doctors shared insights

Elephantiasis (Definition)

Elephantiasis is gross enlargement of limb or areas of the trunk or head. There is abnormal accumulation of watery fluid in the tissues (lymph) causing severe swelling. The skin is usually thickened, cobble stone appearance and may become ulcerated sometimes with fever, chills.Rare disorder mainly in africa casused by parasities. This is related to blockage ...Read more


2

2
Can I get an infection from a mosquito bite?

Can I get an infection from a mosquito bite?

Bites: Bites can cause allergic reactions with welts and itching. It can also get infected, red with discharge and spread. Let us know if these symptoms occur. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled ?

I am suffered by seriouse mosquito bite caused infection it is painful and pus filled ?

I & D: The primary treatment for a localized infection like that is i & d (incision & drainage). You may also need an antibiotic. See your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

4

4
Scratched open mosquito bites. Could this cause an infection? How can I treat this?

Scratched open mosquito bites. Could this cause an infection? How can I treat this?

Topical Antibiotics: Any opening in the skin can get superinfected with bacteria. The most common is "community acquired staphylococcus" thatcellulitis on occassion is resistant to the usual antibiotic. If you note increasing redness and or pain , especially finger like projections leading away from the redness than this may be cellulitis. Topical and or systemic(oral) antbiotics may be needed. ...Read more

6

6
About a year ago I had mosquito bites. The marks are still there and have become a dark circle of about .5 cm and with light skin inside and dark centre again. Recently I had a minor scratch on my feet which turned into a infection and I have a similar b

About a year ago I had mosquito bites. The marks are still there and have become a dark circle of about .5 cm and with light skin inside and dark centre again. 
Recently I had a minor scratch on my feet which turned into a infection and I have a similar b

Those darn Skeeters.: You reaction to mosquito bites is more than likely part of what is known as "Skeeter Syndrome". You boy has an exaggerated response to a protein in the mosquito's saliva. I think the scratch incident is coincidental and not related to the bites. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Have mosquito bite.More red than yesterday & itchy & feels warm to the touch.Not any bigger.Is red/itch/warmth a normal reaction?Worry about infection

Have mosquito bite.More red than yesterday & itchy & feels warm to the touch.Not any bigger.Is red/itch/warmth a normal reaction?Worry about infection

Normal : The mosquito secretes saliva that you are reacting to. So it's normally red. Keep the area dry and clean. If it begins itching, you can try using calamine lotion. You don't need to worry about infection, unless you see pus developing. Usually this doesn't happen. ...Read more

10

10
My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

My son's mosquito bites repeatedly end in bad infections (staph and MRSA). What could be causing this?

Mrsa: It appears that his skin is colonized by MRSA. A 10-14 day course of an effective antibiotic may clear the bacteria living on his skin. However, this should be discussed with a specialist in infectious diseases. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Lynne Weixel
29 doctors shared insights

Filariasis (Definition)

Lymphatic filiarisis is a parasitic infection of the lymph system. The parasitic worm is spread by mosquito bites in the tropical areas of asia, africa and other places. The worm blocks the lymph flow which then causes swelling (typically of legs and pelvic areas) you need to live in infected areas a long time to catch this, tourists are not at risk. It is ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
9 doctors shared insights

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more