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Doctor insights on: Will Calamine Reduce The Swelling Of Mosquito Bites

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can you take the swelling out of mosquito bites?

How can you take the swelling out of mosquito bites?

Apply antihistamine: The swelling is the result of an allergic reaction. Apply either hydrocortizone cream(10%) or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. If you have many bites you can also take 25 to 50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in oral form but it will make you quite drowsy. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

Why do mosquito bites cause swelling?

See below: All bug bites can cause local reactions with redness, swelling and warmth without pain and itch like mosquitos. This occurs due to histamine release due to the saliva of the mosquito/bug, but there are other venoms in the bites that can have an effect too. And this can occur immediately or even hours after the bite. ...Read more

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What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

Mosquito bite: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www.Rosslab.Neurobio.Pitt.Edu/mbi/. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

What can you do to treat severe swelling from a mosquito bite?

Apply ice: 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. ...Read more

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Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Swelling in the face after mosquito bite. How can you tell if it is infected?

Not easy: Unusual for a mosquito bite to be infected absent your scratching it and abrading the skin over it. If the area of redness expands, is very warm to touch and tender rather than itchy see a doctor asap. Infections in the facial tissues can progress very rapidly and with severe complications possible. If the lesion comes to a head and looks like it contains pus, do not squeeze it. ...Read more

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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Calamine (Definition)

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