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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If there is pus present, see your doctor ASAP. If it is just a reaction to the bug bite, it will resolve with time but cutting it will only make you m ... Read More
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A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Can't see image on: HealthTap Basic. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Insect sensitivity: You are hypersensitive to something introduced into the bite (like saliva) whereas the roommate is not, unlikely they are not getting bit. Fleas? Bed ... Read More
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
Allergic?: Try benedryl and OTC anti-itch creams - ask the druggist. Keep skin clean/dry - dilute vinegar can help itch too. If you are sensitive and roommate's ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Need medical exam: If you have skin breakdown, you will likely need antibiotics to help you heal this area. You can try to wash with warm water and apply local antibioti ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Skin: May be a foliculitis see your doctor for a look at the lesions
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See a doctor: See a doctor if you are concerned. One cannot offer specifics when one cannot examine the area first hand.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: This may be from a spider bite which often gets infected. Need to contact doctor to find out if you may have a different condition or need treatment w ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting.Have you used any cream or ointment.See your doctor or a dermatologist it could be a bug bites, ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (oral or topical creams) will hep reduce the itch as will Hydrocortisone 1% (cortaid). Also, as hard a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoid scratching: In order to help your bites heal I would avoid scratching. Your nails are dirty as well and puts you at risk for skin infection. Take OTC antihistamin ... Read More

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