What Happens to Your Body When a Mosquito Bites You

The word “mosquito” first and foremost reminds us of the itching and swelling that happens after its bites. But we rarely think of what’s going on while this insect is feeding on us and what actually makes us scratch ourselves. According to research the reason is in the mosquito’s saliva.

This post explains what happens with you before, during, and after a mosquito bite. In the end, you can also find a bonus that will tell you how to fight our buzzing friends.

Mosquitoes spit on your skin to relieve pain.

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As a study shows, a mosquito needs about 4 minutes to fill its stomach with blood.

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