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Mosquito bites

Syracuse, New York
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Mosquito bites

I have terrible bites all over my lower legs after eating out at a restaurant on Cockleshell beach. It has been nearly two weeks and they still have not faded. They do not itch luckily. My doctor at home prescribed a steroid cream, but this does not seem to be working either. Any idea how long these bites last?

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Nevis
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1. Re: Mosquito bites

Without actually seeing your condition it's impossible to give you a concrete answer. I suspect you have don't have mosquito bites which are usually large welts and dissipate within a couple of days but rather you have either sand flea, no-see-um or perhaps even chigger bites - sorry can't be sure without seeing them. If they are small round "red circles" it's most likely sand fleas. If so, keep following your doctor's course of treatment - the red marks should start to fade and gradually disappear in 3 to 4 weeks.

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2. Re: Mosquito bites

CaribSurfer gives good advice. I have had really bad sand flee bites over the years. Much worse than mosquito bites - at least in my case, because I always have terrible itching, oozing and eventual scarring as well. Steroid cream should be used for a while. It seems like its not working, then one day, you will wake up and things have drastically improved. In addition to steroid cream, and afterward, I have used vitamin K ointment and Bio Oil to help minimize the scarring, which takes longer to clear up ... but it eventually did! Not everyone scars, so you may find that in a few more weeks everything will be back to normal!

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3. Re: Mosquito bites

Thank you so much for the advice and encouragement to be patient!

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4. Re: Mosquito bites

We're looking forward to our first visit to St Kitts in July. Would you advise wearing trousers, socks and shoes in the evening if eating out on the beach? My son in particular is very prone to getting bitten.

Thanks.

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5. Re: Mosquito bites

Yes, that's always a good idea or, at the very least, use a good insect repellant.

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6. Re: Mosquito bites

Thanks, CaribSurfer.

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