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Readers Respond: Best Ways to Deal with Swelling from Mosquito Bites

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Updated July 14, 2009

Localized swelling from mosquito bites is a common problem. In many cases when the swelling is large, these reactions represents a true allergy to the mosquito saliva. During the summer months, mosquito allergy can prevent people from enjoying the outdoors due to the large, itchy reactions that occur at the sites of the mosquito bites. Learn how people have been able to deal with this common summer problem, and share your experiences. Share Your Experiences

help plese

i just got 5 mosquito bites on my face on is on my eyelid and it is swelling like crazy!and i was the only person who got bit, it almost swelled my eye shut! i need it to be gone in 2 days, what can i do? some one plese help!
—Guest mosquito target

Finally something worked

For the past 2 years i have suffered from mosquito bites. Before i never had this problem. Last summer was hell, some 6 bites that just spread and become larger and larger. I tried creams sprays even had to take antibiotics. This year i was told that Lavender ( Pure essential oils) works wonders on bites. And its true it really does work. Am sharing this as i know how terrible it feels to be bitten and have nothing to help with the swelling and itching.
—Guest J.C.

mosquito bites

Every time I get attacked by mosquitoes I swell up and look like a have a disease.
—Guest vickalove

Clear nail polish

I am highly allergic to Mosquito bites..out of desperation I coated my bite with clear nail polish as soon as the polish dried I had instant relief...Try it ...
—Guest Mary

HELP

So I got bit by what seemed like a mosquito on my index finger. I got bit other places too, and they all seemed normal at first. But then the next day, my index finger like, swelled up. It was significantly larger than my other one, but the other bites were normal. What should I do to bring down the swelling?
—Guest Meghan

In nm

(ice cube stops the itching) then later use tea tree oil (helps with the itching)
—Guest Anita

Mosquito bites

I had about 6 bites on the right side of my face, and I found that a small dab of 1% hydrocortisone cream works wonders for reddness, itchiness, and swelling
—Guest Meghan

Don't Swell

I an 57 years old and have never swelled up or itched after being bit by mosquitos. What is different in my body chemistry that prevents this from happening?
—Guest DudeRancher

OW!!

i got a mosquito bite right beside my ankle bone after camping and it swelled to about the same size of a dime and itched like CRAZY! it itched so bad and hurt so bad I couldn't wear socks. I finally found that if you first put on Lanacane, and then take a hot shower, the swelling and itch goes away.
—Guest girl

Getting rid of itchy bites

I get bit so much and it swells up alot. Banana peels help the itch
—Guest Val

Getting rid of itchy bites

I get bit so much and it swells up alot. Banana peels help the itch
—Guest Val

Poor babby!

My daughter has got bitten by mosquitoes. I don't take her outside she 11months old and she a bite on her arm what can I do to reduce the sweeping,itching &redness??? Please help new mommy!")
—Guest lacey

Preparation I

It really worked.I got a mosquito bite on my cheek.It swelled but when I put the vinegar soaked paper,it spread but eventually it effected the Swelling and redness
—Guest Mahum

Preparation I

It really worked.I got a mosquito bite on my cheek.It swelled but when I put the vinegar soaked paper,it spread but eventually it effected the Swelling and redness
—Guest Mahum

HELP

Have 26 bites on one leg there all so itchy and have all swolen up what will help me??!!!!
—Guest help me please =(

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