Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You won't need to see your doctor for a mosquito bite, unless you develop a fever or other signs and symptoms that sometimes develop after such bites.

Here's some information to help you get ready for your appointment.

What you can do

Before your appointment make a list of:

  • Symptoms you've been having and for how long
  • All medications, vitamins and supplements you take, including the doses
  • Questions to ask your doctor

If you're having signs and symptoms you think might be related to a mosquito bite, some basic questions to ask your doctor include:

  • What can I do to stop the itch?
  • Is the area around my mosquito bite infected?
  • Does the medication you're prescribing have any side effects?
  • How will I know if I need additional care?

What you can do in the meantime

If itching is a problem, an over-the-counter antihistamine (Benadryl, Chlor-Trimeton, others) may help.

Oct. 22, 2015