Preparing for your appointment

By Mayo Clinic Staff

You won't need to see your doctor for a mosquito bite. If you develop a fever or other signs and symptoms of illness possibly associated with a mosquito bite, you'll need to visit your primary care physician.

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

What you can do

  • Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements that you're taking.
  • Write down any questions you may have.

If you're having symptoms you think might be related to a mosquito bite, some basic questions you might have 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 the itching is a problem, an over-the-counter antihistamine may help. Examples include diphenhydramine (Benadryl), chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton), loratadine (Claritin) and cetirizine (Zyrtec).

Oct. 24, 2012