Lump Enlarged After Being Bitten By A Mosquito?
Hello doctor, I want to ask, I was bitten by a big mosquito, but I don’t know what mosquito it is, why is it so big? What is the solution? I am afraid that this is dangerous
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Complaints about mosquito bites that look large as you feel may be a form of inflammatory process that you experience after a mosquito bite. This inflammation process occurs when fluids from mosquitoes enter your body, thereby stimulating inflammatory cells to catch and respond to foreign fluids from mosquitoes that enter your body. This body response process is your body's immune response which will cause the allocation or limitation of this foreign fluid to spread to your body, so that only a local inflammatory reaction occurs in the mosquito bite area.
The effects of the immune process which are an inflammatory process can be:
3. Pain, itching, warmth, or aches
4. And the disruption of your skin's local function either in the form of decreased touch or you feel a thick sensation on your skin
Therefore, this complaint of a large and possibly wide lump is an inflammatory process that occurs naturally when fluid or foreign objects are found that enter your body. However, the response that occurs in each individual is different, so that this complaint is likely to be equally felt by others or maybe other people will feel lighter and not a large bump. However, in general this may be harmless and does not cause health risks, as long as the type of mosquito that engages is harmless, the body's immune response can control it, does not cause other comorbid complaints after 2-3 days of mosquito bites, and no comorbid complications occur after the bite.
Complications that can occur are:
1. Scratching wounds, by the karenna, avoid excessive scratching of the skin causing injury
2. Infection, if a scratching wound occurs, the risk of infection increases
3. Abscess, if wound and infected, and not treated properly, it can cause a risk of pus appearing in the affected wound area
Therefore, treat your skin bumps well, and avoid scratching, this is to prevent unexpected risks. In general, this complaint will improve in 3-6 days where the inflammation process will improve by itself. To help restore the inflammation process due to mosquito bites, you can give warm compresses to the bite area regularly, give warm compresses around 40 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes 2-3 times a day. Thus, it is expected that the enlarged complaints of bumps will decrease and help recovery.
However, if after the 5th or 6th day these complaints have not improved or this complaint is increasingly bothering you, then you should consult directly with your family doctor or your dermatologist. The doctor will conduct a direct examination and evaluation related to this complaint, so that the doctor can ascertain whether this condition is purely due to the inflammation process of mosquito bites or due to other medical conditions, such as infection or allergies. Care and treatment will be given based on the results of examinations that have been carried out by doctors.
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