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Bug bites that itch and spread

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Can't tell: If it is a cluster, it is unlikely to be from mosquito. Also they may not be from a bug bite at all. See your doctor especially if the lesions get ... Read More
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Clustered Rash: We do not know the age of your little brother which might guide us in learning about this rash. 6 or 7 little spots which look like "bug bites" to yo... Read More

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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Spider: Some spider bites can lead to major infections especially if redness occurs and spreads. See infectious disease doctor.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Try using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Make sure it's : A spider bite. Mrsa infections often are misdiagnosed as spider bites.
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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Can't guess: without more information. Best bet would be to ask around in your location as to which insect bites cause very large swellings. You my also be aller... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 27 years experience
As with... : ...Most things on the skin, a doctor needs to actually look at this to see what it is. It could be bites, or it could be an infection of the skin ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Allergy: Sounds like a contact allergy. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help but seek medical care if it persists.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increa... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A pas... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Cortisone cream: Cortisone cream will take away the itch.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Steroid creams: A steroid cream would be helpful. Oral antihistamines are helpful as well. Do not use creams with antihistamines in the cream.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flea Bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A pa... Read More

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