Bruised mosquito bite

Bruised mosquito bite

 

If you have bruises on the mosquito bite and this is a concern for you, we recommend that you read on.

Is bruising at the site of a mosquito bite dangerous?

What measures are necessary to treat bruising at the site of the mosquito bite?

If you also have questions like the above questions, we recommend that you read on with us to get the answers to your questions.

 

What you will read next:

 

Introduction

What causes bruising at the site of an insect bite?

How do the body react to a mosquito bite?

Risk factors

Symptoms and Manifestations in Skeeter Syndrome

Diagnosis

treatment

 

 

Introduction

It is said that there are more than a thousand species of mosquitoes in the world.

Mosquito bites are annoying and can sometimes transmit many diseases.

About one million deaths are reported annually from insect-borne diseases.

Mosquito bites have been described as the deadliest insect bites in the world. This title is certainly not attributed to them because of their itchy bites, but because of the diseases that are transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases such as West Nile virus, yellow fever and malaria parasites and etc.

Of course, mosquitoes that carry the disease, leave an itchy bite on the skin following their bite. Itching is caused by a protein that enters the bloodstream through insect saliva and triggers allergic reactions in the body in the form of inflammatory reactions, swelling, itching, redness and heat in the area.

 

What causes bruising at the site of an insect bite?

Bruising at the site of the mosquito bite:

Mosquito bites can be very annoying and itchy. Itching and discomfort at the site of the bite can be bothersome, but is it possible for a more severe allergic reaction to occur following an insect or mosquito bite?

It is interesting to know that only female mosquitoes feed on human blood and in fact they need blood to grow and lay their eggs.

During the mosquito bite, the female mosquito bites the human skin and at the site of the bite, through its special branches, it secretes its saliva into the body through its bite. The saliva of the female mosquito contains a large amount of protein that enters the bloodstream, to reduce coagulation at the site of the bite so that human blood enters the mouth and body of the mosquito more smoothly.

What will occur as an allergy is the result of a person's immune system reacting to this foreign protein that enters the bloodstream through mosquito saliva.

 

How do the body react to a mosquito bite?

As we said, saliva that enters the human bloodstream when bitten by a mosquito can stimulate the immune system. In other words, the proteins in the saliva of mosquitoes that enter the bloodstream are known as foreign bodies or bodies that stimulate the immune system to fight.

And this is where the differences between humans come into play because different human immune systems react differently to these substances.

And more interestingly, the symptoms and manifestations that occur in the body of a particular person may change over time.

There are a variety of allergic reactions and allergies to saliva and mosquito saliva proteins that can be classified into two categories: rapid reactions and delayed reactions.

Interestingly, these reactions tend to decrease in terms of recurrence over the years.

In other words, these reactions decrease in number and frequency over several years.

But we must emphasize that people who suffer from these reactions are not classified as people who are allergic to the bite. When doctors use the term allergy to mosquitoes, they mean very severe reactions and abnormal reactions, such as the ones we will discuss below.

 

  • The first category is severe reactions or skeeter syndrome

These reactions are very different from the itchy reactions that occur with red swellings and are localized and occur to most people following a mosquito bite which are also very common.

In other words, these reactions that are much more intense and serious than the common reactions we discussed in the previous section are in this category of reactions.

the lesion and clinical presentation are no longer limited to a small, itchy, uncomfortable red bump, in this reaction, there are blister rashes, bruises, as well as a large level of swelling and inflammation around the bite site.

People who experience these reactions and actually experience a wide range of swelling following a mosquito bite, for example following a mosquito bite, experience extensive swelling in most of their upper and lower limbs are said to have Skeeter syndrome.

 

  • The second category of reactions are anaphylactic reactions.

In very rare cases, a person who has been bitten by a mosquito may experience a series of very severe reactions within a few minutes of being bitten. These reactions can take the form of Angioedema (generalized urticaria with severe swelling), or worsening of respiratory symptoms or asthma symptoms after a bite.  

One of the differences between Skeeter Syndrome and the anaphylactic reaction is that Skeeter Syndrome may occur in a susceptible person hours after a mosquito bite, but severe anaphylactic reactions occur within minutes.

Bruising following a mosquito bite and Skeeter syndrome is a significant allergic reaction that occurs to mosquito bites. Most people react differently to mosquito bites, which is annoying, but people with Skeeter syndrome are more sensitive and may develop a fever and a slight rise in body temperature even without an infection.

It is annoying, but people with Skeeter syndrome are more sensitive and may develop a fever and a slight rise in body temperature even without an infection.

Symptoms following a mosquito bite will usually be a small, itchy red bump around the bite site but Skeeter syndrome causes a person with symptoms to experience much more serious and extensive symptoms.

In Skeeter syndrome, the swelling is more fundamental and much more widespread.

Severe swelling, blistering lesions, and bruising that manifest within a few hours are characteristic of Skeeter syndrome.

 

Risk factors

Who is at risk for severe reactions?

People who have a lot of external encounters, such as people who work outdoors or exercise outdoors.

The second group is people who have low natural immunity to insect and mosquito bites, such as small children, as well as people who enter a new geographical area as tourists, these people have not encountered mosquitoes before, and therefore the reactions in them can be more severe.

The third group is people who have certain immunosuppressants, such as those with AIDS or certain cancers, such as leukemia and some types of lymphoma. These people are more likely to develop Skeeter syndrome.

 

Symptoms and Manifestations in Skeeter syndrome

The most common skin reaction to a mosquito bite is a small, itchy red bump on the surface of the skin at the site of the bite, but in a severe reaction called the Skeeter reaction and Skeeter syndrome reactions are no longer limited to these bumps.

One of the symptoms you see in this syndrome is that a person develops blisters following a mosquito bite. The blisters are formed in such a way that these people are more sensitive to the protein in the mosquito saliva.

The longer the bite time, the more protein is released from the mosquito's mouth and enters the body, thus increasing the likelihood of severe visible reactions.

It has been suggested that there may be a link between individuals' genetics and the severity of their reaction to mosquito bites.

Is it possible for a person to experience bruising around the swollen area as well as purulent blisters in this syndrome?

Anyone can get the syndrome, even people who have never had a severe reaction to a mosquito bite before can experience this syndrome. Children and patients with impaired immune systems, as well as travelers exposed to new mosquito bites in a specific geographical area are more prone to this syndrome and severe allergic reaction.

 

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of allergy to mosquito bites is based on a positive skin test or RAST.

In this test, the extracts and compounds in the mosquito's body are actually used for testing under the skin.

This test should only be performed on people who have a history of very severe reactions to mosquito bites.

Common reaction to a mosquito bite that is a small, itchy red bump that occurs at the site of the mosquito bite does not need to be tested.

It is said that these allergy skin tests are only able to correctly diagnose 30 to 50% of cases of mosquito bite allergies.

 

treatment

Treatment of mosquito bite allergy is divided into three different categories.

  1. Treatments for local reactions

  2. Treatments for severe anaphylactic reactions

  3. And prevention

 

  1. Local reactions

Most local reactions can be controlled with topical corticosteroid ointments such as hydrocortisone as well as oral antihistamines.

Cetirizine is said to have been shown to significantly reduce regional reactions to mosquito bites when consumed before a bite.

Based on this finding, many people with a history of allergies to mosquito bites are suggested to take cetirizine on a daily basis during the hot days of spring and summer, when Mosquito bites are more common. However, we emphasize that before starting to use, be sure to consult your doctor about regular use of cetirizine as above.

 

  1. What is the treatment if anaphylactic reactions occur?

In cases of severe systemic reactions, anaphylactic shock, and anaphylactic reactions, epinephrine should be injected immediately to control the progressive dilation of blood vessels leading to hypotension. In some countries, epinephrine is given to people with a history of Severe allergic reactions to insect bites.

 

  1. How to prevent Skeeter syndrome?

The best way to treat the syndrome is to avoid mosquito bites as much as possible. This includes avoiding being outdoors, in these cases, it is better to use a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to prevent exposing a large area of ​​skin, It is better to cover the neck with a scarf, Use an insect repellent spray but not too much, in moderation. Use ways such as using a citronella bracelet and do not use light-colored clothes that attract mosquitoes.

In places where there is stagnant water, do not use strong perfumes. It is also said that at a time of day and night when the mosquitoes are very active, that is, from night to morning when the mosquitoes are very active, people who have had severe reactions should avoid going outside.

The American Academy of Allergy and Immunology also says that there is a substance called DEET, and products that contain 6% to 25% of this substance are able to protect a person from mosquitoes for 2 to 6 hours.

However, some products can cause skin reactions in some people, so it is best to always choose the relevant products under the supervision of a doctor and always test a small amount of this substance on a small area of ​​the body, such as the back of the earlobe and the back of the forearm, before using it, if the skin reaction does not occur on a large scale, you can later use the product more widely to repel mosquitoes and insects.

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