Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. Photo taken by Mikael Häggström

Signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis. Photo taken by Mikael Häggström

Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction caused by polypeptides that are found in mosquito saliva. This reaction is rare and non-contagious. In most cases, individuals with history of allergic reactions are the ones who suffer from this disease.

Symptoms

The rates in which the symptoms appear vary. In some cases, it manifests immediately. On the other hand, there are cases when the symptoms take some time to appear. The most common symptoms include:

  • Swelling and itchiness
  • Red lump appears on the area of the bite.
  • Swelling and large bumps appear on different areas of the body other than the bite area.
  • Bruises and blisters appear.
  • In rare cases, angioedema and anaphylaxis develop.
  •  Occasionally, asthma occurs.
  • Infections happen due to excessive scratching.

Treatments

It is also best to keep anti-allergy medicines at home such as Benadryl, particularly in areas with large populations of mosquitoes. It is also best to check with a physician in case of symptoms like blisters, difficulty in breathing, short breaths, and swells are observed. The faster medications are administered, the better for the patient’s health. To lessen the pain, itch, and burn, administration of corticosteroids and oral anti-histamines are commonly administered. These medications also help alleviate the symptoms of asthma as well as limit the development of blisters in other areas of the body.

In case of anaphylaxis, it is important to send the patient to the hospital so that they are given the right dosage and type of medication. Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening reaction. Medical attention from a physician is needed to ensure proper care.

Prevention

If you have experienced allergic reactions before from mosquito bites in the past, it is best to take a dose of Cetirizine Hydrochloride Tablets a day. Taking this during summer seasons when mosquitoes are more prevalent helps deal with allergic reactions due to mosquito bites.

In the case of allergic reactions, prevention is indeed better than cure

Instead of spending money on medications for the allergy, you can repel mosquitoes instead. One effective way of doing this is by using aromatherapy through the use of essential oils. Citronella, lavender, and juniper berry are some of the plants that are known to have properties that keep mosquitoes away.
It is also best to keep anti-allergy medicines like at home particularly in areas with large populations of mosquitoes. It is also best to check with a physician in case of symptoms like blisters, difficulty in breathing, short breaths, and swells are observed. The faster medications are administered, the better for the patient’s health.

Lighting an aroma lamp with essential oils and using its fumes repel mosquitoes and add fragrance to the room. Adding a drop of essential oils from mosquito repellent plants to your lotion or moisturizer or aroma lamp keeps mosquitoes from biting your skin. If you want to sit outside in the garden and do not want any mosquitos or other insects around try the All-Natural Insect Repellent Outdoor Garden Incense Sticks. They are perfect for garden parties, outdoor eating, and romantic evenings.

On top of that, they smell and feel good as well. For areas with thick mosquito population, using my special recommended repellents on the right side of this page will protect you and your family from mosquito bites.

Most cases of Skeeter syndrome happen to children because they have relatively low levels of immunity. Parents should make sure their children are well protected from mosquito bites especially those who are prone to allergic reactions.

Part of prevention is maintaining cleanliness at home and staying as healthy as possible in a daily basis. Overall healthy lifestyle helps the body fight allergies and other harmful diseases. Taking food supplements or vitamins will help as well. Make sure you check with your physician before taking any supplements.

Filed under: Mosquito Bite Allergies

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