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Abnormal Mosquito Bite - Should I get it checked out?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 9, 2008
  • 00:16 AM

For the past two nights, I have been receiving several mosquito bites, because for some reason, my local area has a mosquito problem? (Tampa, FL area)

Two nights ago, I was bitten by a mosquito, now this is probably nothing, but I've never had a mosquito bite look quite like this before - I'm almost starting to think the bite derived from another insect all together...

When I woke up in the middle of the night, the bite looked exactly like a normal mosquito bite typically looks....however, over the course of the next day (and today), the initial tiny "welt" has disappeared, and I now have a moderately swollen, protruded area around the bite, and it's like an oval/oblong pattern approx. 6 inches long....so it's pretty big and noticeable. This pattern looks similar to what it would look like if you backhanded an extremely hot surface, leaving you with a pinkish, raised surface...for lack of a better description haha...

And sometimes throughout the day, I swear it feels like it is moving or something...so weird - I'm just assuming that aspect is completely mental...

Thanks for reading!

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  • Yes, go to a doctor. They carry all kinds of diseases and you would want to get started on meds as soon as possible.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Blaze - who told you mosquito's can transmitted lyme? They absolutely cannot -- lyme disease is caused by a bacteria transmitted via infected blacklegged ticks. nothing else.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
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