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Skeeter Syndrome: The Mosquito-Borne Illness Every Parent Should Know About

Pop Sugar 2018-09-13 23:25:08

Mosquitos: the ruiner-in-chief of camping trips, pool parties, and late-night bonfires. And although these pesky little critters are no strangers to parents, thanks to threats of Zika and West Nile virus, there's another mosquito-related ailment parents should be wary of called skeeter syndrome.

So what exactly is skeeter syndrome? It's an allergic reaction to the proteins in mosquito saliva that can cause large areas to swell and become red and sore. And, of course, kids are the most likely to be affected by the illness.

Think your little one may have a case of skeeter syndrome? Scroll through to see what you should do about it.