Mosquito Bites And Treatment in St Petersburg
Aside from the potential of having a deadly virus transmitted to you by mosquito bite, there can be many side effects and allergic reactions to the bite itself. Many of the mosquito saliva proteins can cause allergic reactions, however most people display only swelling and itching at the bite area. Basic first aid measures usually suffice for the average mosquito bite. Usually some type of antiseptic white should be applied to the bite seen. If additional swelling occurs use ice were some type of lotion the contains a hydrocortisone cream to reduce the swelling and potentially stop itching. Caladril or calamine lotion are seem to work for me with a bad bite. Never scratch a bite location, easier said for adults than little kids, but it can increase the potential for infections. Common sense should be the rule of thumb for mosquito bites. There are extenuating circumstances where severe allergic reactions may take place, see medical advice in these situations.
Female mosquitoes hunt their blood host by detecting organic substances such as carbon dioxide and body odors we give off a large part of the mosquito's sense of smell is devoted to stiffing out blood sources. Prior to and during the blood feeding, mosquitoes inject saliva into the bodies of their victim, which is really creepy. This is done through a unique mouth part that the species has adapted to piercing the skin. As the mosquito drives her hypodermic needle through the skin, the saliva with anticoagulant is pumped down through the tube to prevent clotting is the blood is drawn up. The feeding process of the mosquito will persist as long as she is not disturbed. She will engorge herself with the victim's blood. In some cases the female can take up to 10 times her body weight in blood before leaving her unsuspecting victim. That little bump you get, is the leftovers from her saliva, her calling card, thank you for dinner
Most of us won't ever experience an allergic reaction from mosquito bite. As we're bitten over the years the impact of mosquito bites reduce with time, our bodies get used to them. More severe reactions to mosquito bites are called,
" Skeeter syndrome". These may result in blistering rashes, bruises, or large areas of swelling at the bite location. People, who experience extremely large areas of swelling after a mosquito bite, such as an entire arm or leg for example, would be considered as having " Skeeter syndrome". In some rare situations, some people may experience anaphylaxis after being bitten by mosquito. Some people may also experience hives swelling asthma type symptoms, typically these occur within minutes after the bite. People who are at higher risk of developing allergies to mosquito bites may have a meeting deficiency disorders, such as AIDS or cancers such as leukemia or lymphoma, and should limit their outdoor stays.
If you spend any time outdoors in Florida you been bitten by mosquitoes. For most folks it's a minor bump, maybe a little swelling sometime to can be uncomfortable. There are many different ways to treat a mosquito bite and in a few: wash at the bite with warm soapy water is soon as possible, may try baking soda and water paste and applied to the bite may drive some of the toxins in rubbing alcohol also relieves the itching. We try many of the topical anesthetics such as hydrocortisone cream antihistamines like Benadryl, gold bond medicated cream, Tiger balm, Caladril,. And wise tales such as toothpaste, mouthwash, vinegar, honey, underarm deodorant, ammonia, bleach, nail polish, tobacco products rabbit on the bite area and also been known to help. NASA try some natural oils such as tea tree oil, lavender oil, witch hazel, or Cedar oil were try some lemon and lime juice or even a banana peel rubbed on the bite area sounds crazy but may work.