Most mosquito bites are not going to be a problem. Nearly all people are bitten by mosquitoes every season because of their abundance. Sometimes, mosquitoes can carry serious diseases that will require that you visit mosquito bite doctors 11230.
Bites from mosquitoes can usually be treated at home by using an anti-itch crème. There are plenty of these on the market and they usually work quite well to reduce the itch and swelling. You can also apply a cool compress for relief. For more extreme cases, an antihistamine can be taken.
Diseases from Mosquitoes in the United States
While most mosquito bites are relatively harmless, some mosquitoes do carry disease. The good news is that not all mosquito varieties can carry the same diseases. Some of them, such as the tiger mosquito (it has white stripes), can carry several diseases. Many diseases that they carry are not (yet) found in the United States. Diseases that you may get from mosquitoes here include:
While some of these diseases do not cause serious symptoms in most people, some of them can be fatal. Others can cause birth defects (Zika), or be debilitating and painful (chikungunya). Mosquito bites cause more than one million deaths each year around the world.
Each of these diseases has certain symptoms that come after being bitten. It is important that when you start to notice symptoms that you see a doctor quickly. Watch for:
The more serious symptoms from one or more of these diseases may not show up immediately. It may take from three days to two weeks to become evident.
Preventing Mosquito Bites
You can usually prevent mosquito bites by doing the following:
When one or more of these symptoms show up, you need to make a visit to see mosquito bite doctors 11230. In Brooklyn, NY, you can find them at the Quality First Urgent Care clinic. This high tech clinic has many tools for diagnosing medical problems and treating them.
The clinic has an in-house lab to get fast results on many tests. It can also take digital x-rays to enable the doctors to determine other problems. They also provide travel medicine which can help you avoid some diseases – including some mosquito-borne diseases – if you are planning on traveling abroad.
The Quality First Urgent Care clinic has mosquito bite doctors 11230 on staff and all our doctors are Board-certified. We provide care for people of all ages and there are no long waiting lines. Patients are seen quickly – including walk-ins. We accept many types of health insurance policies.
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