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Possible Mosquito Allergy?
An_191029 posted:
Well, I just got back from a camping trip, and as expected I received a few mosquito bites. My left arm got the worst of it, and something weird happened. The one on my pinky became noticeably pink, swollen and painful. I have two right next to each other on the back of my upper arm, and since receiving those, the muscles in my arm have started to ache. My shoulder feels like the joint is on fire, and so far Advil has not helped at all. This has been going on for 3 days, and it has started to wake me up at night. The joints in my fingers are tender, and my whole left arm feels weak.The swelling of my pinky has gone down, but the bite is now hard and still irritable. I haven't been able to find anything about this sort of reaction, so I've turned to this. Any ideas?
sgbl88 responded:
It is possible that you are allergic. Other ideas might be a tick bite. Have you checked thoroughly for a tick? Also, an infection is possible as well.

With your increasing level of pain, I think it is time for a doctors visit. If there is/was a tick, you should definitely go to the doctor ASAP.
An_191030 replied to sgbl88's response:
I did check for anything out of place, just in case it could have been a tick or something else. The mosquito bites have gone from being itchy like normal to painful... I may go to the doctor tomorrow. This whole thing is really strange.
sgbl88 replied to An_191030's response:
I hope that the doctor is able to help you figure this out and bring you some relief from the pain.

Feel better.

beck56 responded:
I took my 6 yr old granddaughter camping this past weekend, the moquitoes were bad after dusk. I had tiki oil burning as well as being covered with cutter. I have heard in the past to try skin-so-soft from avon but didnt at this time. She was welted and down for 2 days after the trip. The welts did not come out until at least 24 hours later. I need to find out what else I can use for her. I am going to try the wrist bands from off as well as coils around the campsite. Any other ideas would be helpful. Thanks

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