Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

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Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

You hear mosquitos buzzing around all summer, tagging along with our summer outdoor adventures, but Colt wants to know: Why do mosquito bites itch? Grab your mosquito net and citronella candle to explore why mosquito bites are itchy with Dr. Richard in Ask A Doer!

Terms You’ve Learned

Diptera  - Group of insects that includes flies, mosquitos, gnats, and midges.

Histamine – A compound involved in the body’s response to injury and allergic reactions that causes swelling and itching. 

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