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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Signs of infection : Can include redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, pus, or red streaks. If you have these - please seek medical care.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of kn ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience in Dermatology
Duration.: Typidally chigger bites last a lot longer than mosquito bites (usually 2-4 weeks). They are very red (not pink) and tend to occur in areas where skin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Small Red Bumps: Without seeing your "bumps" it is difficult to make a diagnosis. However during this time of year folliculitis is very common. Folliculitis is an infl ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
31 years experience in Pediatrics
Bug Bites: Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Rabies concern: If you were bitten by a bat you need to see a doctor. Bats can carry rabies. Call doctor today.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Summers
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Chiggers vs bed bugs: Chiggers are tiny, six-legged wingless organisms (larvae) that grow up to become a type of mite. Chiggers are found in tall grass and weeds. Their bit ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience in Psychiatry
Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on fur ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Dz transmission: Both have potential to transmit infectious diseases.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Not: bed bug is harder to get rid off.
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Bed Bug & Flea Bites: The basic difference is that flea bites cause small bumps surrounded by a halo. On the contrary, bed bug bites are red, hard and slightly raised like ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It the mosquito : Can alight on your eye long enough to bite - then it can occur. This would be more likely to occur if someone was asleep.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Not really: They are completely different organisms, so they are not the same. However, clinically, when you look at the marks they make on the skin, they may be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
See doc: If the bite is truly infected, it will need to be seen and treated. Do this asap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocorti ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the type of spider involved. Bed bug bites are irritating but usually of minimal importance.Some spider bites can cause significant ti ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doc ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Fleas are small enough to bite anywhere on the body.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Chiggers: Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knee ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Many: 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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