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Infected Mosquito Bites

These "Mozzie Bites" Look Infected


Updated February 01, 2010

Infected mosquito bites
(c) T. Critchley
This picture comes after a vacation on the island of Fuerteventura. The reader thinks that Mom's bites were from mosquitos and that this is an allergic reaction.

Based on the blisters, a reaction we see often here in the Spider Bite Gallery, I'm more inclined to think these bites have gotten infected (although, bites like this can blister without infection). This kind of a reaction warrants a visit to the doctor, and the victim might end up on antibiotics.

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