Mosquitoes are a nuisance for everyone. The pests can transmit diseases like West Nile, Zika and malaria. Less alarmingly, but still annoying, the blood suckers ruin summer hikes and pool parties. But mosquitoes pose an extra threat for people who are allergic to the bugs.

If you’re left with huge, red bumps after being attacked by mosquitoes, then you may have skeeter syndrome. Here’s how to tell whether your reactions are atypical and what you can do to protect yourself against the pain of these pesky bugs.

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