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).
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