Everyone at some point we pricked by mosquitoes and we know how annoying is it In most cases these local reactions with intense itching but may rarely cause severe allergic conditions.
Let us not forget of course, that the mosquito carried diseases such as dengue fever, West Nile virus, encephalitis and malaria.
Female mosquitoes are the ones that feed on humans. Introduce tiny nozzles in a small blood vessel. Then inject, saliva contains chemicals to prevent
Coagulation of blood, and finally sucking blood
The “bites” that are considered capable of causing swelling require contact at least six seconds. The chemicals in the mosquito’s saliva are responsible for the swelling and itching caused. These substances are called allergens and may cause an immune response, which can lead to immediate or delayed reaction.
In most people, mosquito bites cause local skin lesions, redness, swelling and itching. But there are some people who react very strong large local swollen lesions that can affect the normal functioning of the joint or of the whole person!
Sometimes large local reactions are accompanied by a slight fever. Coexist bubbles and exudate and which may be diagnosed (wrongly) as cellulite. This is a so-called Skeeter syndrome which is caused by an immune response against the polypeptides contained in the saliva of the mosquito.
References anaphylaxis cases in mosquito bites are minimal.
If you have produced such a response is urgently required visiting allergist.
To date there is no available immunotherapy for allergy mosquitoes (Unlike allergy to bees-wasps).
Mosquitoes are attracted by perspiration odors, the carbon dioxide released during respiration and body heat. The best advice is to stay away from the hot, swampy areas where mosquitoes breed in large degree; keep your body covered as much as possible and using repellents.
To relieve the itching of a bite, you can apply a paste of three tablespoons. baking soda and a teaspoon of water. You can also use commercial lotion containing Calamine lotion. You could also rub the skin with an aspirin tablet!
If you have a large local reaction, try taking an antihistamine. There are studies which have shown that antihistamines are effective for large local reactions and to prevent reactions
If you have an anaphylactic reaction, seek medical help immediately and then visit allergist