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Skeeter Syndrome??? suggestions?

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  • Posted By: agypsygrl
  • September 1, 2007
  • 00:53 PM

About 5 weeks ago I was bitten by a mosquito on my hand and had a bad reaction (what I called bad) in that the top of my hand swelled up, red all across it and took several days for it to go down. It was more days before the tenderness on top of hand to leave. About 5 days after that I began having swelling around both ankles, even taking Lasix and all lab tests for other underlying problems were normal.
I had just gotten back from 3 weeks overseas, been on a 12 hour flight, and then the mosiquito bite and a hormone shot......so all this at first I thought could have blamed the swelling. My doctor ran dopplar studies on legs, thyroid recheck, liver test, xrays of feet, uric acid, and BUN...all negative. Am now on 60 mg of Lasix for 5 days and to go back for more lab if have any swelling then for more lab to be done.
Doing search online I read about Skeeter Syndrome because I am having pretty bad reactions from mosquito bites now. Last night one bit me on my neck and I have a huge knot and quite large red area that I applied a cortisone cream on 2 times. It is sore to touch or move my neck.
I have never had any problems before like this....anyone else have some suggestions?

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  • Where did you go on your trip? You may have an infectious disease that is common to the coutry you were travelling in.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 00:24 AM
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  • Did you see the mosquito that bit you? The reason I ask is that this is the reaction that I see on my clients that have been bitten by spiders. Either way my reccomendation will be the same. Go to either a Wal-Mart Store or a health food store if you are in the U.S. and pick up a bottle of Tea Tree Oil. If you are in another country your local pharmacy will probably carry it. Place a few drops on the bite area and repeat 4-5 times per day. The pain should disappear very shortly after applying the oil. You should start to see relief for the other problems a feww hours later. Cost for a 4 oz. bottle should be $5-10 dollars. nutritionist:)
    nutritionist 14 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 02:14 AM
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  • I was in Greece for 3 weeks but am back in states now and live down South. I was back almost 2 weeks when this all began...the pedal edema and reactions to bites.This is really weird for me since I have always been an outside person....camping, skiing on rivers & lakes, swimming...and never had any problems. Now I have to coat myself with spray for I can see them just swarm me. I didn't actually see what bit me on my hand the first time nor the one that bit the back of my neck but assumed it was the mosquitoes. When they have bitten me other places and don't leave the huge knot there is still a very large whelp and redness...larger than normal. Husband and son have gone out and they don't even get bitten.My internal medicine doctor has run several lab test and so far its all negative.Thanks for the info on the Tea Oil....will pick up a bottle today at Wal Mart if can find some....anything at this point is worth a try.
    agypsygrl 79 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 01:25 PM
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