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how likely is it to get a disease from a mosquito bite?

A: probably 2 out of 10 times probably.. it only takes one mosquitoe. The problem is that you don''t know which one. You could never get it, or get it several times in a life. totally depends on where you are, If you are in Africa, you are likely to get Malaria. many peopel die of it in Africa, South america, and central America. You still can get it from the USA but the chances are very low. It only takes one of them to cause a disease. not very- just dont itch- i know this cause ive had a lot it''s 30% of which 10% malaria and 10% dengue at the worst not very likely, but still a definite possibility. Just the chance of getting a life-threatening disease from a bug...


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how do I stop myself itching a mosquito bite? Is there anything i can put on it to stop the itching?

A: I always use toothpate, not the gel but the paste. Also initially, putting ice on it will lessen itching...other things Benedryl spray, Calamine lotion. Worst thing is to scratch it, it can get infected. Aside from using stuff like Benadryl, a friend of mine told me to use the antibacterial gels on my bug bites. I tried this method and it works! It''s only temporary though. The alcohol in the gel somehow kills the itch for little while. Of course, you could always use bug repellant before heading out, to avoid getting bit altogether. caladrill try ice - lotions to stop itch don''t last long enough. you can also ask your dermatologist if it would be alright to prescribe EMLA, a local anesthesia (lotion type) for you....


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how Do I Choose the Best mosquito Bite Treatment?

A: Red, itchy mosquito bites can be extremely annoying. Worse, if the mosquito which bit you happened to be carrying a virus such as malaria or West Nile, its bite could make you seriously ill. Choosing the best mosquito bite treatment for you depends on the nature of your symptoms. Common treatments include using soothing lotions and taking a drug to curb the body’s allergic response. many people find that prevention is the best form of treatment. The itchy, raised patches of skin known as mosquito bites occur when a female mosquito pierces the skin to feed on the blood. As she feeds, she deposits a small amount of...


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My 2 year old son is HIGHLY allergic to mosquito bites....What can I do??....?

A: I have never heard of such a severe reaction, but I guess anything is possible. I would take to a doctor that can run an allergy test to make sure what exactly is causing this to occur and then perhaps there is some other type of relief he can prescribed. I hope everything works out. BTW, when I was about 11 yrs. old my family moved from New York City to Key west in Florida. I had such a reaction to the bugs there that my mom had to take me to the er. Eventually, over time my body must have gotten used to them b/c now they don''t bother me at all (besides being a nuisance). I know what you mean about DEET, I wouldn''t use it either, try Avon Skin So Soft they have an ingredient in there called Picaridin. It works great! and also

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how To Determine If You Are Allergic To mosquito Bites?

A: I would say that is a sign that you are allergic to mosquito bites. Usually they itch but just a little. If you swell and itch you are allergic. Some itch is normal, however if treatment with an over the counter antihistamine provides relief see your doctor for further testing and treatment. You will need to go to your allergist and have them test you for bites. I would say if you have more than the average reaction, you could be allergic. The reason you swell up when you are bitten by a mosquito is a histamine reaction under the skin. All people have this reaction. You can lessen this by taking antihistamine allergy medications. You may be in fact allergic. many...


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how To Determine If You Are Allergic To mosquito Bites?

A: I would say that is a sign that you are allergic to mosquito bites. Usually they itch but just a little. If you swell and itch you are allergic. Some itch is normal, however if treatment with an over the counter antihistamine provides relief see your doctor for further testing and treatment. You will need to go to your allergist and have them test you for bites. I would say if you have more than the average reaction, you could be allergic. The reason you swell up when you are bitten by a mosquito is a histamine reaction under the skin. All people have this reaction. You can lessen this by taking antihistamine allergy medications. You may be in fact allergic. many...


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If a mosquito land on someone with AIDS, takes some blood, and then on another person?

A: I wouldnt rule it out. I dont know if it has been proven, but I dont see why it wouldnt. They say it can''t but I think it is very possible. Not very likely, but very possible. i think it could happen !! just recently a guy contracted, the wesnile virus !! he got bit by a mosquito !! SCARY thought...good question. I dont know Whats up with you all? mosquitos cannot carry Aids from one person to another. how many times do you all have to hear that to believe it? Also, youre not going to get any disease from a toilet seat either, unless its crabs, so ppl, you need to learn more about STD''s from the sounds of things,...


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how do I stop a cold in it's tracks?

A: Zinc tablets or cough drops with Zinc really help. Also, dose up on vitamin C, drink lots of water and get plenty of sleep. Good luck! 1. Exercise. Do cardio workouts. These will strengthen your immune system. Or some other form of exercise that strengthens and tones your body will increase the strength of your immune system. 2. Get a decent amount of sleep. This means every night. Adequate sleep relieves stress and allows your body to recover from daily activities. 3. Eat healthy. Avoid processed food. Proper nutrition will make your body stronger and keep your immune system in great shape. Drink lots of water, and try to eat organic foods. 4. Practice proper hygiene. Shower every day, and carry a hand sanitizer with you to use as much as you''d like. 5....


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mosquito bites. Why are others bitten and not me?

A: mosquitos can sense HIV infected blood and they stay away from it. They don''t like you. Or maybe they don''t like your smell. You must not be very appetizing to them. It could be vitamins you''re taking, a food you''re eating or maybe a cologne you have on. It might even be your cellphone putting out a hum that you can''t hear but they can and it drives them away. You might experiment with that last one. Some people have a stronger scent that attracts mosquito''s.I myself have been bitten many times.Try eating some garlic, or take garlic pills. Lucky you-you are not sweet enough. Could we please trade places i am...


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Help with mosquito bites.

A: HI graham - I was reading in the paper the other day about Avon skin-so soft which coincidentally is supposed to repel mozzies, and when I googled there were a few entries on it. It''s only ?3.99 from your local doorstep saleswoman. I believe parts of the armed forces have ordered in bucket loads. Sharon. Probably not very ethical but i have always found that if you''ve had a drink or two they will leave you alone. Now not sure why this is, but i imagine that the alcohol in your blood puts them off biting as well as the alcohol that seeps from your pores. Now i''m not saying that you have to get hammered every night to avoid getting bitten, but if you are on your hols why not have a few beers/wine etc and see if they bite you the next day? My mum has always got bitten to death, even just...


 
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