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Insect Bites and Papular Urticaria

Insect Bites and Papular Urticaria - Symptoms

Most mosquito bites produce small, red, itchy bumps that resolve after one to two days. However, in some children, they may produce large, very itchy and red wheals, sometimes with blisters that may last for several days. A central "punctum", where the insect has bitten the skin, is usually seen.



Patients with papular urticaria complain of itchy, red, round bumps or wheals, usually on the exposed sites of the body (eg. legs, arms and face). Often the bumps may appear in groups or in a row. Recurrent episodes are common, especially if there is continued exposure to the insects.

In both insect bites and papular urticaria, scratching can result in open, oozy, infected wounds.

After healing, a dark spot (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) may appear and last for several months.

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