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bug bite with red circle around it and it is warm

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose: I am sorry but there isn't enough information to be able to make a diagnosis with specific recommendations. Visual assessment and history would likel ... Read More
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Skin redness : It could be an infection so get examined today

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Impossible to tell: Very difficult to impossible to tell what type of bug may have bit them, but more importantly you should watch for signs of the bite becoming infected ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Bug bite: Mosquito is the most likely.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
A bug bite: cannot tell what may have bit you. if it worsens or does not improve see your doctor.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
35 years experience Pediatrics
No way to know: ... But it sounds a bit like a chigger bite. They can be quite red and firm and itch quite a bit. Not much to do but symptomatic treatment, like Ben ... Read More
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Staph Infection: Until your doctor advises otherwise you should consider that you have a staph infection with abscess and that you need URGENT medical attention today. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Bug bites: Try benadryl and some ibuprofen. Also apply topical cool compress. Some topical cortisone may help too. If fever, not improving or worsening redness, ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Sounds infected: Keep area nice and clean with warm water and soap. You need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible and likely get either some antibiotics or some ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
7 years experience Pediatrics
May be infected: Insect bites can become infected and develop into abscesses. If possible a doctor should evaluate it and decide if antibiotics are necessary.
A female asked:
Dr. David Schneider
38 years experience Dentistry
It can be: It can be any of a number of insects - what you are describing could be a spider bite or a wasp bite/bee sting or even a tick - it is quite possible y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
If....: Fever develops, there is a spreading rash from the injury or a generalized rash appears, or any purple spots that do not blanch on pressure. Try warm ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
9 years experience Dermatology
Sounds like it: Sounds like cellulitis. Bacteria which cause cellulitis need a portal of entry into the skin, in yourcp case it was likely the bug bite. Keflex is an ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
32 years experience Dermatology
Insect bite: The response to a sting or bite from insects is variable and depends on a variety of factors. Most bites and stings result in pain, swelling, redness, ... Read More
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