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    Mosquite bite: pimple or acne

    Hi,

    What is the result of a mosquito bite, a pimple or acne? what is it called?

    A mosquito bit me last night and I had a ...........

    Pimple or Acne or anything else??

    Thanks

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    Re: Mosquite bite: pimple or acne

    In AmE, the raised bump you get after a mosquito bites you is called....a mosquito bite! In fact, if for some reason you get a mysterious lump on your body that is larger than a pimple you might describe it to your doctor as "about the size and shape of a mosquito bite."

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    Re: Mosquite bite: pimple or acne

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In AmE, the raised bump you get after a mosquito bites you is called....a mosquito bite! In fact, if for some reason you get a mysterious lump on your body that is larger than a pimple you might describe it to your doctor as "about the size and shape of a mosquito bite."
    What do British English speakers refer it as?

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    Re: Mosquite bite: pimple or acne

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    What do British English speakers refer it as?
    I'd call it a "small erythematous papule consistent with an insect bite".
    Or a "mosquito bite" for short.

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    Re: Mosquite bite: pimple or acne

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    I'd call it a "small erythematous papule consistent with an insect bite".
    Or a "mosquito bite" for short.
    I ll prefer calling it a mosquito bite anytime than "small arythematous papule"
    It seems you are providing a medical description.... LOL

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