April 2021 - Volume 15, Issue 2

The nocturnal kissing of an annoying mosquito; unusual insect bite reaction, a case report and a literature review

Ebtisam Elghblawi

Correspondence:
Dr Ebtisam Elghblawi
Tripoli
Libya
Email: ebtisamya@yahoo.com

Received: February 2021; Accepted: March 2021; Published: April, 2021
Citation: Ebtiam Elghblawi. The nocturnal kissing of an annoying mosquito; unusual insect bite reaction, a case report and a literature review Middle East Journal of Nursing 2021; 15(2): 26-28.DOI: 10.5742/MEJN2021.937806

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ABSTRACT

Insects represent more than half of all known living organisms in the world. Both human beings and insects share a common biodiversity and the influence of insects on human life is enormous. They share an intimate relationship in which human beings are both benefitted and harmed. Insects inflict harm by stinging, biting or transmitting diseases. Rarely, humans are harmed by inadvertently coming in contact with the toxin of an insect.

Insect dermatitis is characterized by tingling and burning within 10 minutes of contact, and sometimes the incurred dermatitis is a self-healing condition. Such cases usually happen while asleep when there is a lag time between the crush of the insect and waking up in the morning. A case while sleeping, heard the insect fly around her bare chest, in summer time, and on waving it away instinctively while sleeping, and the insect had been crushed on her bare upper chest skin, incurring a subsequent skin reaction without the typical red bite mark followed by an evolving burning ulcerative skin lesion, that took a while to subside and heal completely.

Key words: insect bite, crash, skin reaction.

 


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