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Swelling on arm appeared after mosquito bite. Is this the reaction from the bite?

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I WAS BITEN 8X ON MY RIGHT ARM BY A MOSQUITO. THE BITES ARE MEDIUM TO LARGE AND SWOLLEN. BUT MY ARM AND WRISTE IS EXPIERANCING NUMBNESS. IS THIS A POSSIBLE REACTION FROM THE BITE. IT STARTED 1HR AFTER. IT HAS BEEN 24HRS AND IM STILL EXPIERANCING NUMBNESS IN MY RIGHT ARM
Posted Thu, 11 Oct 2012 in Asthma and Allergy
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 18 minutes later
Hello,

Possible cause of numbness is inflammation and allergic reaction.You can try oral anti-histaminics for this.

Usually such symptoms resolve in two-three days.

Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.

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Follow-up: Swelling on arm appeared after mosquito bite. Is this the reaction from the bite? 3 minutes later
so u have heard of this happening for mosquito bites? thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 4 minutes later
Yes, it can happen with mosquito bites.But commonly patient has mistaken some other insect's bite as mosquito bites.
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