Micro Life Zone
Asked by rchal200 to Emma, Josie, Kristyn, Peter, Sarah on 4 Sep 2013.
Keywords: bite, itch
As far as I know it’s an immune system response which tries to protect you from the mosquito. I’m not an immunologist, so I don’t know exactly how this works! 🙂
Immune response, just like Emma said! When your immune cells get activated, they spew out chemicals like histamine that cause swelling and itchiness. That’s why some people take anti-histamines when they have things like hayfever.
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