Living With “Skeeter Syndrome”

Allergic Reaction To Mosquito Bite
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Mosquito bites are caused by the body’s reaction to protein components of the saliva a mosquito injects under the skin when it feeds. Infrequently, people can become sensitized to mosquito bites and respond with an immune reaction much more intense that a typical bite. Within hours to days of the bite, a large portion of the skin surrounding the bite turns red. A bite can cause more systemic symptoms such as a swollen…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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