How do you know if a mosquito bite is West Nile?

How do you know if a mosquito bite is West Nile?

Common signs and symptoms include:

  1. Fever.
  2. Headache.
  3. Body aches.
  4. Vomiting.
  5. Diarrhea.
  6. Fatigue.
  7. Skin rash.

What does an infected mosquito bite look like?

Wide-spreading redness around the mosquito bite. Red streaking that extends beyond the initial bite. Pus or drainage. Area feels warm to the touch.

What happens if you get bit by a mosquito with West Nile virus?

Most of the time, reactions to mosquito bites are quite mild and go away within a few days. They can be more bothersome for children and people with impaired immune systems. In rare cases, you may experience a more severe allergic reaction that causes body aches, headache, and fever.

How long after a mosquito bite do West Nile symptoms appear?

Symptoms usually occur 3 to 14 days after a person is bitten by an infected mosquito. Symptoms can last a few days up to several weeks. They usually go away on their own. Contact your doctor if you have any of these symptoms and have recently been bitten by a mosquito.

When should I be worried about a swollen mosquito bite?

If mosquito bites seem to be associated with more-serious warning signs — such as fever, headache, body aches and signs of infection — contact your doctor.

How do you tell if you have West Nile virus?

These are the most common symptoms of West Nile fever:

  1. Fever.
  2. Headache.
  3. Body aches.
  4. Skin rash on trunk of body.
  5. Swollen lymph glands.

Can your body fight off West Nile virus?

Most people with febrile illness due to West Nile virus recover completely, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months. Serious symptoms in a few people.

Why is my mosquito bite so big and swollen?

As the mosquito is feeding, it injects saliva into your skin. Your body reacts to the saliva resulting in a bump and itching. Some people have only a mild reaction to a bite or bites. Other people react more strongly, and a large area of swelling, soreness, and redness can occur.

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