Mosquitos are infamous for carrying disease, but some people have to worry about the bite itself. Most people have some reaction to a mosquito bite, though it is usually mild. Individuals with skeeter syndrome are extremely sensitive to mosquito bites and develop more serious symptoms. Though skeeter syndrome sounds like an informal name, it has appeared in many published journals and is a legitimate condition.
When most people receive a bite from a mosquito, they develop a small, red bump that itches slightly. When a mosquito bites a person with skeeter syndrome, that individual instead develops a localized allergic reaction that often includes inflammation. The site may be tender to the touch. Some people with skeeter syndrome also develop fevers that can last several days. Symptoms usually develop within a few hours of the bite.
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