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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? fire ants : Fire ants bites cause burning pain and in some individuals may lead 2 a severe allergic reaction, mainly present in southern us, another possibility i ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Bites: Assuming not red or discharge in the lesions, you can safely apply Hydrocortisone 1% 3x/d locally and if itchy Benadryl 25 mg po q 6-8 hrs. The white ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Bug bites create a red, swollen, warm area called a local reaction and can become infected like any other bite. Seek medical treatment if your are co ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Bites don't spread: Bug bites can't spread after scratching, but if the bug deposits an irritant on your skin, you can spread that. Calamine lotion or an antihistamine l ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dermatographism?: The squiggly lines may be from scratching when one has an oversensitive skin. Dry skin may be a cause for this and thus he should consider applying a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many forms: Bug bites can cause scarring by a variety of ways such as tissue loss from poison injected (brown recluse spiders) to allergic reactions which cause i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, v ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies.
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