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Bug bite with white head and red around it

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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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Dr. Teresa Carson
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Roseacea: It sounds like roseacea, a fairly common skin condition. Generally gentle skin care and sunscreen is enough, but you may need antibiotics or a retinol... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
See doctor: Sounds like you have an infection. Hard to say if you were bitten by something or not but you will most likely need an antibiotic
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Bites : Insect bites are typically red itchy bumps. White heads imply a folliculitis or inflammation/ bacterial infection of the hair follicles . Corticostero... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Forehead lump: This could be a boil abscess or infected insect bite, try OTC tripple antibiotic plus but if it persisted or got bigger especially if associated with... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See doctor: That is not normal and it is not possible to make a diagnosis here. You should see your ob/gyn for an exam and definitive diagnosis - then treatment ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Local reaction: Most insect bites induce local reaction, some reactions are immediate others maybe delayed &/ prolonged. Your son was bitten by a tick and raises ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Lopez
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Ant bites?: Looks like they could be fire ant bites (recall if you were bare footed outdoors) You may take OTC Loratadine once a day for the itching and apply Ca... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Skin care: HI! You can use PIH RX Kojic acid in am and BP gel at night. They may dry out too much and it so, can reduce its use every other day. Welcome to heal... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Bite: In view of the itching, I think it's an insect bite. For relief of itching, apply a cortisone type ointment. If spreading redness occurs, secondary in... Read More

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