Allergic Reaction to mosquito bites
Most people have a variety of reactions to mosquito bites, but those with very sensitive skin are tend to mosquito bite allergy. Allergic reaction is conditioned by mosquito injected enzymes and anti-coagulants that prevent the blood from clotting and keep the blood flowing into the mosquito’s mouth. The body's immune system produces an antibody immunoglobulin E and histamine in response to contact with these allergens.
"Skeeter Syndrome" – is a severe reaction to mosquito bite. It occurs as blistering eruptions, bruises, or large swellings where mosquitoes have bitten. If after a mosquito bite a person suffers a huge area of swelling, for instance whole leg or belly, he is likely to have "Skeeter Syndrome".
Other allergic reactions to mosquito bite include anaphylaxis, whole body’s hives and swelling, or even escalation of asthma symptoms.
There are several groups of people that have a high risk to suffer from mosquito bite allergy. These are:
- Those, who spends a lot of time outdoors
- Children, elderly people and new area visitors, their immune system is weak, consequently they have low natural immunity to mosquitoes
- Those who have immunodeficiency (AIDS, lymphoma, leukemia)
To sum up, if several of below listed symptoms occurs, a person is likely to have allergy to mosquito bite.
- Very red skin
- Itchy skin
- Asthma symptoms
- Blisters on the skin