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Old 09-03-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Swollen foot from mosquito bite

Hello

A few days ago I was bitten several times by mosquitos on my ankle in the same area. The bites were incredibly itchy and I was unable to keep from scratching them since there were so many. After 2 days my whole top of my foot became swollen with fluid. Is this because I spread the infection by scratching so much?
Just concerned a bit, since this has never happened to me before. Thank you and take care.

Nick

Lansing, MI, USA

 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:14 PM   #2
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Re: Swollen foot from mosquito bite

Nick,

Some people, like myself, always react to mosquito bites that way. Whenever I get bitten, I get a welt about the size of the palm of my hand for each bite. I spray it with Benadryl spray which instantly removes that hideous itching. If I get a lot of swelling, I will take an oral Benadryl pill (25mg). That stops the release of histamine which causes the swelling. Works every time for me...and I get bit a lot being an avid gardener living in the forest with a couple streams running through!!! I keep Benadryl spray and pills with me at all times...even have an extra set in the car.

Just a bit north of you near West Branch,

wanda

 
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