What’s Skeeter Syndrome?

If you live pretty much anywhere in the world, you’ve probably encountered mosquitoes. These little insects cars bites that are small but fairly annoying and itchy. They’re most prevalent during warmer months, so they can be the bane of your summer. Bums can go away after a few days, but some people are allergic to mosquito bites and get what is known as Skeeter Syndrome.

This illness is caused because the body has a reaction to proteins that are present in the saliva of mosquitoes. If you have the syndrome, you will notice symptoms within hours of being bitten by a mosquito. Symptoms that may come up include:

·    A large swollen area

·    Redness surrounding the bite

·    Swelling of lymph nodes

·    Fever

·    Hives

Treatment for Skeeter Syndrome

While it is rare to get Skeeter Syndrome, you should make sure that you are taking any and all precautions possible to avoid being bitten my mosquitoes. If you have been bitten by a mosquito and you notice that you are developing symptoms of Skeeter Syndrome, there are some things that you can do immediately to help calm symptoms.

·    Wash the bite area using water and soap

·    Apply ice to the area

·    Use anti itch creams

Avoiding Skeeter Syndrome

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This type of reaction is fairly rare, so you don’t have to worry about it much if you are in an area that does not have any new populations of mosquitoes. However, individuals with immune disorders in children are more likely to be at risk of developing the syndrome. In order to avoid Skeeter syndrome, your best route is to get mosquito control services in Hamilton from professionals who are familiar with the mosquitoes in your area and how to get rid of them to keep people in your household from being bitten.