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Bad mosquito BITE, on Wednesday, now purple, red, it HURTS, what can I put on it? Please help me!

post #1 of 20
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On Wednesday I noticed a mosquito bite, it was red & sore, it hurt like if it were a bruise.

Today it is still swollen, and a bit purple, and it still hurts. I managed to sueeze it, got a bit of pus out, not much.... It has not improved at all.....I placed some alcohol on a cotton ball & nothing....

 

Should I be worried?

 

What can I put on it, to make it go away?

How long should I expect it to be there?

 

I am wondering, besides a mosquito bite, could it be something else, if so, what?

 

I have never had a bite go this long, and stay infected, swollen & purple?????

 

I am worried....

 

Thanks a lot for your help :)

post #2 of 20

Sounds like it might be staph. Try googling "staph pimple" and see if anything matches...
 

post #3 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vermillion View Post

Sounds like it might be staph. Try googling "staph pimple" and see if anything matches...
 

Thanks, i am scared now. The red circle is bigger.The swollen part seems bigger as well. I put alcohol and this time it stings.I tried pinching it to get the pus out an only a little bit came out. But, it hurts to get pus out. There is less purple in the bite. This has never happened before, i am really scared. What could it be? What can i put on it? This has been there since last wed....

Thanks so much.

post #4 of 20

Definitely concerning that the area is getting bigger. Do you have a Dr. you can get in to see soon? Or a quick care center? Sounds like maybe antibiotics would be good at this point. I mean, there are some natural treatments for staph, but if that's what it is and it's been going on for this long now, and spreading, I'd be worried about it causing a blood infection. No good!

 

Btw- Do you have poisonous spiders where you are?
 

post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vermillion View Post

Definitely concerning that the area is getting bigger. Do you have a Dr. you can get in to see soon? Or a quick care center? Sounds like maybe antibiotics would be good at this point. I mean, there are some natural treatments for staph, but if that's what it is and it's been going on for this long now, and spreading, I'd be worried about it causing a blood infection. No good!

 

Btw- Do you have poisonous spiders where you are?
 

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

The bite seems to be a bit smaller, but the redness around it seems a bit bigger. And again,

it hurts like if I had bruised it. Maybe it hurts because I tried to squeeze out the pus, not sure?

 

I placed a cotton ball with tea tree oil on it, with a bandaid, and the cotton ball does not cover all of the redness.

 

I do not think there are poisonous spiders where we are at.

 

If it was a mosquito bite, it should have left, already, right?

I looked at the pictures of staph, it does not look like that either.

I do not have a Doctor or health insurance or anything nearby, really...:(

 

And I am scared. Do you know of any creams that might have an antibiotic in them, that might help with the infection?

 

So far, I have placed alcohol, expired neosporin (from 2009) and now tea tree oil.

It hurts a lot more today since I squeezed it so much, to get the pus out.

 

I figured that it would be good to get the pus out, right?

I am wondering if the redness is because of the sqeezing, not because of the infection itself? 

 

I do not have a temperature, or chills, etc.

 

Please tell me of any creams with antibiotics that might help.

 

Thanks so much :) I am DESPERATE & scared!

post #6 of 20
Honestly this is a situation where a visit to urgent care would probably be a good idea. I have never had pus come out of a mosquito bite before either. Since the redness is spreading I would be very concerned about infection and the sooner its treated the better.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by TCMoulton View Post

Honestly this is a situation where a visit to urgent care would probably be a good idea. I have never had pus come out of a mosquito bite before either. Since the redness is spreading I would be very concerned about infection and the sooner its treated the better.

 

 

Thanks so much for your help!

 

I am trying to find natural ways to fix this, if at all posible.

post #8 of 20
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Thanks so much for your help!

I am trying to find natural ways to fix this, if at all posible.

Believe me, I understand. Heck it's been years since I last took antibiotics but I believe that there comes a time where they are the most appropriate course of action. I know that you don't have insurance, but taking a preventative step now when the possible infection is relatively controlled, will certainly be much less costly than a hospital stay with IV antibiotics for a raging infection.
You are obviously very scared by this (and I would be too) - maybe your intuition is trying to tell you that you need to seek medical attention.
post #9 of 20
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Originally Posted by TCMoulton View Post


Believe me, I understand. Heck it's been years since I last took antibiotics but I believe that there comes a time where they are the most appropriate course of action. I know that you don't have insurance, but taking a preventative step now when the possible infection is relatively controlled, will certainly be much less costly than a hospital stay with IV antibiotics for a raging infection.
You are obviously very scared by this (and I would be too) - maybe your intuition is trying to tell you that you need to seek medical attention.

 

Thanks for your help. That is why I am scared. I do not want to end up in the hospital greensad.gif I am really scared...

I will see how it looks tomorrow.

 

By the way, if it was really bad,  would I have a fever by now, or not ? Or could it still be bad, even without a fever?

 

Thanks smile.gif  

post #10 of 20
I would be concerned about staph. They have antibiotic creams for that, if it doesn't get so bad they need a body-wide antibiotic. I do understand the lack of insurance, but it does sound like you need to see urgent care to me. The pain, puss, growing issue is indicative of staph in my experience.

Continue using anything antibiotic (tea tree, polysporin, etc.) but if you don't see improvement in a very short time (like 24 hours or less) or you see worsening, I'd go in. greensad.gif
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by sbgrace View Post

I would be concerned about staph. They have antibiotic creams for that, if it doesn't get so bad they need a body-wide antibiotic. I do understand the lack of insurance, but it does sound like you need to see urgent care to me. The pain, puss, growing issue is indicative of staph in my experience.

Continue using anything antibiotic (tea tree, polysporin, etc.) but if you don't see improvement in a very short time (like 24 hours or less) or you see worsening, I'd go in. greensad.gif

 

 

 

Thanks so much.

The redness seems to have decreased.  BUT.....

 

But, there is still a swollen area the size of maybe a bit smaller than a nickel, but bigger than a dime.

 

It hurts at the touch. And again, not sure if I made it worse by trying to squeeze out the pus. At about 2:00 AM last night I placed a mixture of coconut oil, turmeric, smashed garlic on it. I also drank 2 glasses of water w/ turmeric, with a tsp  in each one.

Again, it seems a bit better, because before the redness surpassed the size of the cotton ball. I placed the cotton ball under a bandaid to keep the turmeric & garlic.

Someone told me to put vics rub, that it helps with inflammmation? Not sure....

 

So, it seems smaller, but there is still an infection, that is swollen, and hurts. I do NOT have a fever or chills.

Before the above, I placed some tea tree oil, later some oil of oregano. It seems that between the squeezing & these oils, I might have burned it a bit, not sure....

 

As swollen, hard the center is, I just have to wonder how this is going to go away? Especially at the slow rate it is improving....

 

My niece once had a very ugly mosquito bite, swollen, hard, infected, I cleaned it, squeezed out the pus, and within a few days, it was fine. 

 

And now with mine, it is a different story. Then again, it did not look exactly like a mosquito bite, when I first felt it. It felt like a bruise.

And since it was in the back side, hard to see place, I ignored it.....

 

I am scared, but I am praying, hoping that there is some improvement. I am also scared if I take a course of antibiotics, and it does not work.

 

Years ago, when I did not know any better, I got a very bad flu, and I was given antibiotics, they did not work, so I was given another brand.

My body was resistant to them back then....

 

If you have any other ideas, please post them, I need all of the help  I can get.:)

 

Thank you.smile.gif

post #12 of 20

What about putting something warm on the area to help draw the infection to the surface? If you're trying to squeeze out the pus, it can help to pull it to the surface first.

post #13 of 20

I wouldn't worry about the antibiotics, honestly. The benefits outweigh the risks for something like this. I avoid meds as much as possible but I would not hesitate to take them in this situation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Like a PP said, if it gets bad and you end up needing to be admitted for IV antibiotics, that's going to be MUCH costlier than a trip to an urgent care center and antibiotics. Walmart has a whole list of 3 dollar prescriptions, many antibiotics included.

 

Also, antibiotics don't work on the flu, so it's not that your body doesn't respond to them, it's just that they aren't very helpful for things like that.

 

Thinking good thoughts for you!!

post #14 of 20

And honestly, if the tea tree oil isn't working quick, I'd want antibiotics. TTO is my #1 go to with minor infections and I've always had good luck getting them cleared up pretty much overnight! But I wouldn't want to wait too long.

post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by Vermillion View Post

And honestly, if the tea tree oil isn't working quick, I'd want antibiotics. TTO is my #1 go to with minor infections and I've always had good luck getting them cleared up pretty much overnight! But I wouldn't want to wait too long.

 

 

HI,

 

Thanks for your help :)

 

Is it possible that I could have burned the skin a bit, by using oregano oil & tea tree oil so close together? It looked very sensitive, so I stopped.

I only used both oils one time each.

It has improved. Less pain, less redness, smaller infection site. I have to check it out again, will try posting later on. With an update.

Thanks so much. :)

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by countryangels View Post

 

 

HI,

 

Thanks for your help :)

 

Is it possible that I could have burned the skin a bit, by using oregano oil & tea tree oil so close together? It looked very sensitive, so I stopped.

I only used both oils one time each.

It has improved. Less pain, less redness, smaller infection site. I have to check it out again, will try posting later on. With an update.

Thanks so much. :)

 

 

Ok, the actual redness, if you think of a picture of a hurricane, the outer rings have decreased a lot. The eye of the storm with the pus or whatever is in there, has also gotten smaller, but it is still there, hard, tender, sensitive. So, all in all it looks a lot better. But, it is improving slowly....

Any other tips, please feel free to post here.

 

I appreciate all of the help :) Thank you all.

post #17 of 20
Is the pain better? Decreasing size sounds hopeful.

I just want to make sure you know that fever/chills with staph would mean it's spreading/serious. So you can have localized staph that needs treatment and not get to that stage. Pay attention to changes (lack of improvement, worsening, etc.) in your wound to decide when to get medical attention.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by sbgrace View Post

Is the pain better? Decreasing size sounds hopeful.

I just want to make sure you know that fever/chills with staph would mean it's spreading/serious. So you can have localized staph that needs treatment and not get to that stage. Pay attention to changes (lack of improvement, worsening, etc.) in your wound to decide when to get medical attention.

 

HI,

 

Thanks for the post.

 

LESS pain, less swelling. Less redness. Before when I walked I could feel the pain from there. Now, I do not feel anything.

Its under my "underwear" close to the leg line.

NO fever, NO chills.

 

I just feel that hard spot there....

 

I put some coconut oil on it today. Drank some more turmeric, chewed on some more garlic cloves, yum....;)

Still worried, but it seems to be improving.

 

Some people online have had improvement with ice packs others with hot warm water on it. I have done neither....

 

If there is NO fever, I should be OK, right?

 

Thanks so much.thumb.gif

post #19 of 20
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Originally Posted by countryangels View Post

 

HI,

 

Thanks for the post.

 

LESS pain, less swelling. Less redness. Before when I walked I could feel the pain from there. Now, I do not feel anything.

Its under my "underwear" close to the leg line.

NO fever, NO chills.

 

I just feel that hard spot there....

 

I put some coconut oil on it today. Drank some more turmeric, chewed on some more garlic cloves, yum....;)

Still worried, but it seems to be improving.

 

Some people online have had improvement with ice packs others with hot warm water on it. I have done neither....

 

If there is NO fever, I should be OK, right?

 

Thanks so much.thumb.gif

 

Bumping in case anyone else has some more info. on the hard spot that is still there...

Thanks :)

post #20 of 20

How are things now? Much better I hope!!

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