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Know the signs of skeeter syndrome caused by mosquito bites and when is it dangerous?


Skeeter syndrome is an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, which can cause red, swollen patches on the skin Skeeter syndrome is more common in young children or immunocompromised individuals. Treatment of mosquito bite allergy requires prescription antihistamines. INSIDER, some tips to protect yourself from mosquito bites and when to seek medical attention.


What is skeeter syndrome?


Skeeter syndrome is a moderate to severe localized reaction that appears around the sting area and is characterized by swelling and accompanied by low-grade fever.


Skeeter syndrome is more common in immunocompromised individuals, such as those with HIV or chronic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) disorders.


Skeeter syndrome is often misdiagnosed as a bacterial skin infection called cellulitis, and although skeeter syndrome is uncommon, the sheer number of annual cases is difficult to determine even though it is not life-threatening.


Who is most susceptible to mosquito bites?

 

Mosquitoes may flock to some people due to natural factors such as body odor, but there is no conclusive evidence on individuals most susceptible to bites, and while studies have indicated that certain blood types can lead to more bites, these links still need more bites. Scientific research, and scientifically mosquitoes are looking for carbon dioxide, pregnant women exhale higher than average amounts by the third trimester, which may explain why they are bitten.


How to prevent mosquito bites


People who live near lakes or places that are not very clean with a lot of standing water are more likely to be bitten by insects or mosquitoes.


4 tips to completely avoid mosquito bites:


People who live near lakes or places that are not very clean with a lot of standing water are more likely to be bitten by insects or mosquitoes.


4 tips to completely avoid mosquito bites:

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