Monday, January 30, 2012

Mosquito Bite Allergy

If you are like most people with sensitive skin, you may find that you have a mosquito bite allergy. A mosquito bite allergy will appear as a very red swollen and itchy bump or bumps where mosquitoes have bitten. The allergic reaction is a reaction to the digestive enzymes and anti-coagulants that the female mosquito injects before sucking blood from your body.

For the most part, children and adolescents are more likely to have a mosquito bite allergy than adults who have become immune to the mosquito's saliva. Sometimes if you have gone long period of time without being bitten, you will suffer an allergic reaction the first time you are bit again. Also, the first bite might not affect you, but if you are repeatedly bit, the subsequent bites will begin to show an allergic reaction.


If you are one of the many who suffer from a mosquito bite allergy, there are a few preventative things you can do to avoid being bitten, such as using repellent or netting, or wearing long pants and long sleeved shirts that cover your arms and neck area. If you have already been bitten, topical anti-itch creams and lotions can help soothe the itching, and aspirin and cold compresses may cool the area.

Mosquito Repellent and Netting

Mosquito Bite Allergy

Gregg Makarowski - Internet researcher and publisher of Mosquito related articles

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