Do Mosquitoes Bite?
Mosquitoes are infamous for their bites. Female mosquitoes use their proboscis to pierce skin and feed on blood. Mosquitoes don’t only bite humans, but also small birds and mammals. These bites can cause marks and rashes on the skin.
More infamously, mosquito bites are linked to a number of transmitted diseases worldwide. Luckily, mosquito-borne diseases in North Carolina are rare. Nonetheless, a mosquito bite is something no one wants to deal with.
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Mosquito Bite Symptoms in North Carolina
Mosquito bites most frequently occur on exposed parts of the body. The most common mosquito bite symptoms include:
- Pinkish red bumps that are itchy will form just minutes after the mosquito pierces the skin.
- Over the next day or two, these bumps can become redder and darken.
- The bump from a mosquito bite is less than ½ inch across.
- The most common mosquito bite symptom is itching. Scratching at the bites can worsen the symptoms and cause bruising or rashes.
- In severe cases, fever, severe headaches, nausea, and fatigue can be a sign of a serious problem. Always consult a medical professional when experiencing these symptoms.