Don't Know If This Is Sclero Related?
Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:28 AM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 06:43 PM
I'm glad that your visit with your dad went well, regarding the insect bites, I too can swell up with a mosquito bite. I don't think it is sclero related though as I have always had this reaction for quite a few years.
My Son who is nearly 4, recently got bitten by a mosquito on his temple. The next day it was quite swollen and the day after that the swelling and redness went down into one of his eyes. He could hardly open his eye and his eye was blood shot, it was awful. I didn't take him to the doctors though as he is going through the stage wheere he is refusing medicine, so there was no point.
It took two days thereafter for it to subside and finally go.
I hope that you finally find some relief soon, with the itchiness though I did apply Calamine lotion onto my sons bite,it did help some.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:31 PM
I haven't heard of insect bites turning bad being a sclero-related thing, but I really don't know. Your bite sounds pretty bad, though, and I wondered if it could be a spider bite. If it doesn't clear up pretty fast, I think I would want a doctor to look at it.
Mary in Texas
Posted 16 November 2007 - 11:59 PM
If you still have that big bite maybe have the doctor look at it it could of been a spider bite. well good luck hopefully it will go away take care, sAm
Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:55 AM
I'm happy to read that your raynauds liked the temps as well!
I agree withMary AND Sam, in that the bit could be either a mosquito or spider bite.
I say that because having been bitten by both, I've reacted as you.
Since I've had Sclero, only over the last year have the mosquitoes even THOUGHT I was sweet! lol One spider bite I got several years ago... the bump/rash stayed for a good six months.
I hope it doesn't give you problems.
Posted 17 November 2007 - 11:39 AM
Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:41 PM
It is what it is...........
Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:08 AM
Don't wait see your doctor. This happened to me on vacation and it turned out to be a staph infection. Mine started out as a small bite on my calf and the next day it was huge swollen and hot. It started to ooze a white puss. I went to the urgent care facility and they tested it and found out it was staph. I caught it before I got really sick but did need to take high dose antibiotics for about 10 days.
They don't know why it happened but mine was not the dangerous type (resistant to antiobiotics) but it can still make you very sick from what the doctor told me.
Still don't know if it has anything to do with sclero no one could tell me that. Let me know how you are doing?
Posted 18 November 2007 - 05:59 AM
Posted 18 November 2007 - 07:12 AM
I am not aware of insect bites being any worse because of an autoimmune disease, but I would guess that there is always that chance. I do agree with many here who have suggested you see a doctor if the lump gets any worse!
I have noticed in the past that I experience an intense itch and a worsening of a bite at certain times of the day. From what I understand our bodies release histamines during the day causing the itch to increase...I have also found that taking an anti-histamine will get rid of the symptoms of the bite and allowing it to heal.
Please keep a close watch over your bite. I hope that you feel better soon.
Posted 18 November 2007 - 09:47 AM
Thanks for your advice and concern. The bite has come to a head , discharged a bit of straw coloured liquid and the bump and redness are now rapidly disappering so think that all is Ok. You certainly sound to have some vicious insects in the US, think the European ones seem pretty friendly by comparison!