Mosquito bites involve the injection of saliva into the skin, leading to reactions that vary from mild red bumps to severe swelling. Treatment options include washing the affected area, applying ice or a baking soda paste, and using anti-itch cream.

Scratching bites can lead to complications, such as infection. Mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile and dengue pose significant health risks. Preventive measures include the use of insect repellents, wearing protective clothing, and implementing mosquito control measures both indoors and outdoors. These precautions are especially vital, particularly during travel, to protect against both discomfort and the potential transmission of diseases by mosquitoes.

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