Mosquito bites are a nuisance for just about everybody. But for some people, the tiny bugs can present some real health complications. With this in mind, knowing how to tell if you're allergic to mosquito bites is crucial. It could happen to anyone in your family, even children, so it's smart to recognize the symptoms of an allergic reactions when they occur.
For starters, remember that even people who aren't particularly sensitive to mosquito bites will still have some kind of a physical reaction. For the most part, itchy, red-brown bumps are a common mosquito bite sign, along with small blisters or even dark spots, according to the Mayo Clinic. Chances are, you're already well acquainted with these reactions.
But for some unlucky people, a mosquito bite can cause skeeter syndrome, or a large local reaction to a mosquito bite, as explained by the Cook Children's Health Care Systems. It appears to be caused by an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva. The reactions tend to be a bit different from regular, run-of-the-mill mosquito bites, however. Read on to see what these different reactions are, so you'll know whether you or a loved one needs to get that bite checked out by a doctor ASAP. Hopefully, though, you and your family won't have to deal with serious bug bites any time soon.