Mosquito Bite Allergy
Unless you are one who says indoors most of your life, you have experienced a mosquito bite. For the majority of people, a mosqutio bite causes a small amount of irritation and a red bump, accompanied by itching. For a percentage of people, however, a mosquito bits can cause a serious reaction that could be potentially very serious. This post from Healthline talks about what factors may indicate what factors make one more susceptible to being allergic, as well as the symptoms, treatment and prevention of mosquito bite allergies.
Here is an excerpt from the post:
Nearly everyone is sensitive to mosquito bites. But for those with severe allergies, symptoms can be more than just annoying: they can be downright serious. Most bites occur at either dusk or dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. While male mosquitoes are harmless — feeding only on nectar and water — the females of the species are out for blood.
A female mosquito locks onto her victim using a combination of scent, exhaled carbon dioxide, and chemicals in the person's sweat. When she finds a suitable meal, she lands on an area of exposed skin and inserts her proboscis to draw the victim's blood. The common symptoms — a telltale red bump and itching — aren't caused by the bite itself, but by a reaction of the body's immune system to proteins in the mosquito's saliva.
Learn more about mosquito bite allergies, and whether an encounter with mosquitoes might be potentially harmful.
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