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!!Bites the size of half dollars!! why so big?

My kids got chewed up last night by these huge mosquitoes. They are different this time. The bites are HUGE! Rock hard and tight. The kids don't seemed bothered but they looked pretty bad. Should I just leave them? Why are they so big this time?

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Asked by Musicmom80 at 9:35 PM on Aug. 23, 2010 in Health

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  • My twin boys had a bad allergic reaction to mosquitos like that when they were toddlers. Scared me so bad I took them to the emergency room. Dr just said they were more allergic than most and that they would be okay. They eventually grew a tolerance to them and don't have those types of reactions to them anymore.

    Answer by specialwingz at 9:37 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • My daughter has had them and they do go away after a few days. There's no worry.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 9:38 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • mine use to get like that as a kid too. my friend just took her kid to the doctor cause she was scared, and he said just to wait it out. if it is not bothering them i would just wait a few days. if no improvment, go to doc. gl!

    Answer by rileymommy at 9:39 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Put some benedryl cream on them.

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:33 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • Allergic reaction, My kids and myself swell up like that.

    Answer by queen.bee at 11:16 PM on Aug. 23, 2010

  • I swell up to the size of baseballs when bitten by mosquitos! Put some benedryl cream on them.

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 9:31 AM on Aug. 25, 2010

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