Skeeter syndrome is allergic reaction to mosquito saliva. It causes small red boils that disappear within time, but not all people have the same reaction. Some people will have reactions like blisters, itching, swelling while some others may have severe reaction like anaphylaxis, well this condition needs immediate attention and treatment.
Skeeter syndrome is more common in children than in adults. It is basically our immune system reaction to the polypeptides present in mosquito saliva.
Causes Of Skeeter Syndrome
The skeeter syndrome is caused due to the injection of polypeptides from mosquito’s saliva into your blood stream. The human blood is very thick to extract, so the mosquito injects a thinning agent through its saliva and draws the human blood.
This thinning agent will lead to allergic reaction on your skin. This allergic reaction will not give you instant reaction; it develops within first 48 hours after the bite. The saliva which is released in our body by mosquitoes reacts to the enzymes in your body and results in swelling, redness and causes discomfort on your skin.
The auto immune disease is the primary cause for the occurrence of this allergy. If you frequently face such type of reactions in your body from time to time then you are more prone to skeeter syndrome.
There are number of species of mosquitoes whose saliva contains different types of enzymes. Even the person who don’t have allergy history will have chances to experience an extreme reaction for mosquito bites.
Symptoms Of Skeeter Syndrome
Some symptoms will show immediate reaction on your skin and other symptoms will take time. Here are some common symptoms:
- Itchiness and swelling
- Bruises and blisters
- Blistering rashes
- Even fever sometimes.
Sometimes swelling may convert into blister formation and cause severe symptoms like
- Breathing difficulty and cause asthma
- Anaphylactic shock
The symptoms can be manageable at home by avoiding mosquito prone area especially in rainy season. This condition can also be cured by following some home remedies. Some of them are as follows:
Home remedies for Skeeter Syndrome
The following are some of the home remedies which will help you get rid of skeeter syndrome.
1. Aloe Vera Gel
The anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties in aloe Vera will help you get rid of swelling and itching. You can directly extract juice from aloe Vera and apply it on the affected area, if you can’t get pure aloe Vera extract, then you can opt for aloe Vera gel products.
2. Apple cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar is said to be mosquito repellent. All you need to do is just dab cotton swab in the solution and apply it on the affected area. It eases the itchiness caused due to mosquito bites.
3. Cold Compress
Cold Compress will help you to get rid of swelling caused by allergy and make you feel good. It makes the affected area numb with an intense cold and eases the pain.
Honey has excellent healing properties; it helps to prevent bacteria and protects your skin. It soothes your skin and reduces swelling due to mosquito bites.
5. Baking Soda
Baking Soda is a natural treatment for itching and discomfort caused by allergy. Just mix little amount of baking soda with water until it forms a paste and apply it on the affected area to relieve itching.
Treatment For Skeeter Syndrome
The treatment called allopathic which usually involves applying anti histamines over the affected area or oral intake of anti histamines can be done. Moreover topical steroids like hydrocortisone will help to reduce rashes on your skin which occurs due to bites.
You should go for medication to control this condition that is suggested by doctor. Some of the medications are antihistamines, anti itching, anti inflammatory and anti allergic medications.