When mosquitoes bite, they inject saliva into the skin, which can lead to reactions varying from minor red bumps to significant swelling. Treatment typically involves cleansing the affected area, applying ice or a baking soda paste, and using anti-itch cream.

Scratching the bites can lead to complications such as infection. Mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus and dengue fever present significant health risks. Prevention strategies include using insect repellents, wearing protective clothing, and managing mosquito populations indoors and outdoors. These precautions are especially important during travel to prevent discomfort and reduce the risk of mosquito-borne diseases.

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