How to treat skeeter syndrome?

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Skeeter syndrome is the inflammation caused by mosquito bites with the symptoms of itching and swelling. When you are bitten by a mosquito, there are usually red bumps appearing. But if the red bump does not go down, it is probably a sign that you may get skeeter syndrome.

Different people have different reaction to mosquito bites. Some people can recover quickly, while the others may suffer a fever. The exact cause of skeeter syndrome is still unknown. And also, the reason why some people can attract mosquitoes more is unknown.


The common symptoms of skeeter syndrome include:

  • swelling
  • a bump that becomes hot and itchy
  • pain

Unlike bee allergies, skeeter syndrome does not lead to anaphylaxis. Although it will accompany pain and discomfort, a person will not die from skeeter syndrome. But if the situation is severe, it is necessary to go to the hospital to check instead of ignoring it.


If you are bitten by a mosquito, you should use different medicine to help accelerate the healing process, such as an antihistamine, Benadryl, to reduce the swelling and the itching and hydrocortisone cream to provide relief.


Although skeeter syndrome is not dangerous, we still need to take precaution and avoid mosquito-infested areas as much as possible. Bug sprays that can kill the mosquitos are needed in everyone's house. If you need to go to a place where there are mosquitos, remember to wear clothing to cover your arms and legs.