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Ever heard of bruising with mosquito bites?

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My mom has bruises on her arms from mosquito bites. She has trouble with her veins when she has to give blood or get shots but never this. It's something like allergic vasculitis. Anybody ever heard of that or responses like that to bug bites?
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I don't get bruises exactly, but the bite spots get big and turn dark red almost the color of a port wine stain. It looks horrible and everybody notices and asks what's wrong with me.
post #3 of 5
My son gets it, too. It only turns into a bruise when it's healing, though.
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Originally Posted by littlehoneybee
I don't get bruises exactly, but the bite spots get big and turn dark red almost the color of a port wine stain. It looks horrible and everybody notices and asks what's wrong with me.
Me too! I've got three on my butt right now.

OTOH - mosquitos inject a substance that stops the blod from clotting so that they can suck as big a mouthful as they can from us. This may affect your mother more than others so that she really does bruise.
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Wow. I had no idea that could happen. I was worried when I saw her arms. Glad to know it's not THAT uncommon. THanks!
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