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My one year old male cat (indoor/outdoor frrely) has what

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My one year old male cat (indoor/outdoor frrely) has what appear to be a mass of misquito bites on his nose. They're very similar to the pictures that indicate the same. How can I treat them? Are they dangerous? He doesn't seem to be bothered with them but I havenlt tried to touch them either.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Some lumps are serious and some aren't. Let's see what the Veterinarian has to say. What is the cat's name?
Customer: the Beast" ie. beauty and thebeast... grand kids named them.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about the cat?
Customer: Not right now, he's behaving normally.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

When addressing mosquito bite hypersensitivity, he should be confined indoors, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active. To repel mosquitoes, you can apply a water-based pyrethrin spray topically to affected areas every 12 hours. (Caution should be used when cats are treated with pyrethroid products...in particular, permethrin which should be avoided.) Topical mosquito repellents marketed for human use (e.g., DEET) may be toxic to cats. If mosquito exposure can't be avoided, therapies used to control atopy (allergies to environmental allergens such as pollens, molds, dust, and dust mites, etc.) may be beneficial. That would involve an over the counter topical hydrocortisone cream applied thrice daily and a systemic glucocorticoid (steroid) such as prednisolone given orally. The prognosis is good but permanent scarring is a potential sequela in severely affected cats. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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