Mosquitoes Send Some to Hospitals

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The recent rainy weather is perfect for mosquito breeding, and that means many people are getting bit. For some it’s just a small and itchy nuisance. For others it is a painful situation that can lead to infection.

Many area clinics say that is exactly what they have been seeing in recent days. But before you head to the doctor, here is what you need to watch for. Doctors say if the bite is excessively swollen or has any discharge, you may want to see a doctor. Doctors can provide Benadryl or even steroids to help with the pain, and antibiotics if it determined the bite is infected.

In the meantime experts say prevent bites by wearing a mosquito repellent and getting rid of any stagnant standing water in buckets or tires around your home.