When Mosquito Bites Become Infected: What to Watch For

Have you ever wondered why a simple mosquito bite can sometimes turn into a big problem? We all know that mosquito bites are itchy, annoying,  and can even ruin a pleasant evening outdoors. But did you know that these tiny, seemingly harmless creatures can sometimes lead to infections? This article will explore what happens when mosquito bites become infected, why it matters, and what you should watch out for. 

The Itch Factor

Mosquitoes are notorious for their itchy bites. But why mosquito bites are itchy? This explains why. When a mosquito lands on your skin, it uses its needle-like mouthpart to pierce your skin and secretes saliva into your bloodstream. This saliva is recognized by your body as an allergen, triggering your immune system to release histamine to the affected area. Histamine is responsible for the itching and swelling that you experience from mosquito bites

But what if the itching doesn't go away or even gets worse? That's when you should start paying attention, as it could be a sign of infection.

What are Infected Mosquito Bites?

Signs of Infection

What to Do If You Suspect an Infection

Preventing Mosquito Bites and Infections

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