As with most allergies, Skeeter Syndrome treatment deals primarily with prevention, and symptom management. That is, treating the individual symptoms as they appear or attempting to preempt them with the help of medications. It’s a good idea to have a medical kit at home to help manage symptoms that might appear.
This includes oral antihistamines, anti-itch creams, anti-inflammatory and pain medication. Treatment usually involves treating swelling, itching, and discomfort both topically and internally.
Important: Individuals who have suffered a serious allergic reaction, such as anaphylaxis, to other insect bites should have an epinephrine autoinjector (EpiPen) on hand at all times as anaphylaxis can occur with mosquito allergies.
The itching associated with a regular mosquito bite tends to be magnified a lot with skeeter syndrome. Added to the swelling, blistering and possibility of infection it can be the most torturous symptom. Alleviating the symptoms is key to avoiding the bite becoming infected or developing into blisters or a raw sore.
Thankfully, there are many medications, both natural and secular to help alleviate this uncomfortable sensation.
Skeeter Syndrome Treatment – Anti-Itch Treatments
Topical Benadryl is an important item and should be kept on hand at all times. There are different strengths, but the extra strength is the best choice due to the severity of the symptoms. The ointment is applied directly to the affected area as often as needed.
Calamine lotion is one of the most effective topical solutions to relieve itching. It contains a mixture of Zinc Oxide and Ferric Oxide, and is commonly used to treat poison oak, poison ivy and poison sumac. It also helps dry weeping or oozing caused by irritation.
Calamine lotion is for external use only, and you should avoid getting it in your eyes, nose, mouth or genital/anal areas. There are no known drug interactions, but be sure to let your pharmacist know if you have other drug allergies or are on other medications.
Baking soda is a natural option for topical treatment of itching and discomfort. Mix a little water with baking soda and apply the paste to the affected area to relieve itching.
Add baking soda to a hot bath, and take a long soak. It will help with swelling, redness and itching as well as help you avoid infections.
Apple cider vinegar also has natural anti-itch benefits. Wet a cotton ball with vinegar and use a band aid or medical tape to apply it to the affected area for extended relief.
Hydrocortisone cream is a topical treatment that is commonly used to treat eczema. It helps with swelling, redness, itching and discomfort. It works wonders for extremely inflamed bites, and as a preemptive treatment.
In many cases bites don’t turn into welts for a few days, so treating the bite before it swells is a good idea to avoid and minimize discomfort.
Hydrocortisone is a topical steroid, so be sure to consult your physician if you are on prescription medication or suffer from a medical condition.
Skeeter Syndrome Treatments for Inflammation
A well-kept secret is that aspirin works well as a topical pain reliever & anti-inflammatory. Crush a few pills and add a few drops of water. Apply the paste to the affected area, leave it on overnight for maximum effect.
Benadryl, Sudafed any other oral antihistamines can help you treat & manage Skeeter Syndrome Symptoms. Take a dose at can help treat swelling, and relieve itching for hours.
This is especially useful important if you have a bite in an awkward place, such as your but or toes, and can help you avoid embarrassing situations.
Yes, believe it or not meat tenderizer that contains papain is helpful in treating Skeeter Syndrome. Papain is an enzyme that helps breaks down the proteins found in the mosquito saliva. This can be especially helpful in relieving skeeter syndrome symptoms, and preempting a serious outbreak.