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Allergic reaction to mosquito bites, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Mosquito bites.

If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care.
Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito.

In brief: Mosquito bites.

If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care.
Localized swelling ; itching - oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
bite. Can use calamine lotion.
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