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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could be : A number of things. Sorry, won't be able to pin that down for you.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Any: Any insect bite that has red dots associated with it has shown what is called a "local inflammatory reaction" which is the body's normal response to t ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not unusual: Chemicals, foreign proteins, toxins, and enzymes are introduced from a bug bite and thus it is not uncommon that the reaction may get larger in the fi ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
No particular bug: Bug bites are rarely unique to a specific insect. Flea bites are small and have little clear vesicles and extreme itching but this is not unique to f ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Tiny bruise: My guess without seeing it is that it is something called a petechiae, which is the doctor word for a very tiny bruise. Many insects inject tiny amoun ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Skin lesion: A dermatologist's best tool are his eyeballs. If we can't see the lesion, there is no way we can make a diagnosis as accurately as we would prefer. Y ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Could be developing: Brown Recluse Spider bite. Toxin causes tissue death and open ulcer formation which is at risk for secondary skin infection. You should go see your do ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Pus = infection. Painful redness = infection. Both indicate infection that's not going away on its own. In other words, it's time for you to go see yo ... Read More
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