Ever since I was little, my mosquito bites have been horrendous. Currently, I have about 7 mosquito bites on my legs. A few came out of NOWHERE (i think mosquitoes stalk me). One in particular got to the size of a softball (it's shape). It was VERY red and at first, it was raised, but that went down after the first day. This happened to me once before about 3 years ago on my foot, in which it took up my ENTIRE foot. So, I went back to the doctor and they gave me antihistamine medicine and an anti inflammatory steroid cream. Well, now i have three more bites in one spot and they are looking to get huge. So, my question is...is this normal? This usually only happens on my legs...once I take the medicine it goes down in about 2 or 3 days. Is it possible to be allergic to mosquito bites or could it be something else? Sometimes they don't get huge, but let me tell you....they can get nasty. Any insight/suggestions would be appreciated!
You might try applying citronella extract as a mosquito deterrent. You can buy the essential oil (not the candle) and mix it into your favorite organic lotion base...it works wonders...and smells great! Plus, no chemicals seep into your skin! (OFF! and other products are horrible for your body)
I was bitten by a mosquito yesterday on the eyebrow. When I woke up this morning my entire forhead was swollen. Also, my eye is slightly swollen. I did some research and I found this:
More severe reactions -- rather than the typical itchy red bump experienced by most people as a result of a mosquito bite -- occur less commonly. These may result in blistering rashes, bruises, or large areas of swelling at the bite sites. People who experience extremely large areas of swelling after a mosquito bite (such as swelling of most of an arm or leg, for example) have been dubbed as having "Skeeter Syndrome."
In rare situations, some people may experience anaphylaxis after being bitten by mosquitoes. Other people may have experienced whole body urticaria and angioedema (hives and swelling), or worsening of asthma symptoms after being bitten. Typically, these symptoms occur within minutes after a mosquito bite, compared to Skeeter Syndrome, which may take hours to days to occur.