Question by  worker7871 (17)

What are these bites on my legs I got at the lake?


Answer by  ken80 (32)

They could very well be mosquito bites. Mosquitos thrive around wet areas and bodies of standing water. Depending on the lake you were at they may also be chigger bites. (If you noticed that there were a lot of palm leaves there near the shore that's probably what it is.)


Answer by  SunnyStars (836)

The bug bites were most likely from mosquitoes. Mosquitoes hatch out of the water, so they are normally found around lakes or any area where there is freshwater. Mosquitoes are usually most active around the morning and evening hours. If mosquitoes didn't bite you, then it might have been red ants or some type of biting fly.


Answer by  wjgsert (403)

The bites you received at the lake could be from any number of insects from mosquitoes to chiggers. If the bites swell, become infected or won't stop itching it is highly recommended that you see your doctor as soon as possible. You could be allergic to whatever it is that bit you.


Answer by  thelostone (1457)

The most probably types of bites that you will get on your legs will be mosquitoe bites. The next most obvious thing will be some type of flea. Without a description of the bites it is hard to tell the exact type.


Answer by  BrendaG (6111)

Bites may have resulted from mosquitos, ants, or even fleas. Using a cream such as Benadryl or an anti bacterial medicine like Neosporin will help relieve itch and help kill germs. Keep area clean and try not to scratch. Using a non toxic insect repellent will keep insects away when you are outside.


Answer by  shastie (1601)

Well there are so many bugs that bite its hard to say. It could be from a number of different insects. The most likely culpret is the mosquito. No big deal just put some calamine lotion or hydrocortisone cream on the bite to relieve the itching. They will heal in a few days.


Answer by  Edward33 (41)

More than likely the bites are mosquito bites. If there is minor swelling, redness, increased sensitivity, and itchiness in the area than it is a mosquito bite. However, it may be other bites such as tick, spider, or horsefly bites. If the bite stays longer than 5-7 days than consult your doctor or dermatologist.

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