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Mosquito Bites

sbelizabeth Member Posts: 956
edited October 2022 in Lymphedema

I had an axillary clearance procedure in 2011 and haven’t had much issue with lymphedema. Yesterday I got three mosquito bites on that arm. The bites got enormously red and swollen and several different areas on my arm, upstream from the bites, developed mosquito bit-y looking hives. I took a Benadryl and they gradually settled down. Does the sluggish lymphatic flow clear the mosquito spit so slowly that reactions pop up along the lymphatic channels? Weird. I know this can trigger a lymphedema flare so I’ll be using bug spray and staying indoors when it’s mosquito-o’clock


  • meow13
    meow13 Member Posts: 1,363
    edited October 2022

    Mosquitoes love me and mine react like yours no lymphedema though.

  • SerenitySTAT
    SerenitySTAT Member Posts: 3,534
    edited October 2022

    I’ve had that happen on my leg, not my LE arm.

    I once had a bee sting on my LE hand. I immediately taped a frozen piece of aloe on it until all of the gel was absorbed. The bite was gone the next day.