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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniela Torres
Specializes in Medicina General
See below : Hi there, I recommend you pay a visit to your family doctor, this will help you set your mind at ease and will tell us what it is.

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily. This can lea ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Likely nothing: The insect bit you hard enough to puncture a few superficial capillaries (small blood vessels) which leaked into the skin and produced a bruise!
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Very common: Many insects inject a small amount of anticoagulant into their bits so they can suck out blood more easily before it clots. This causes some minor loc ... 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 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: A black eschar (dead tissue) can form in the middle of ulcerated skin.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Really can't say.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
See the MD: May be serious. See the dermatologist asap. If you are near deer populations, it may be deer tic bite. This can result in lyme disease which can be ve ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience in Dentistry
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Yes : It is not advisable (if one pops a blister) to take the blister top off by leaving it intact and this will serve to protect the skin and prevent infec ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
The black spot is: Likely an eschar made up of dead tissue. If your bite is pussing out . Then get it medically checked.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Lilienfeld
52 years experience in Pediatrics
Spider bite: Think spider bite.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I don't know.: However, bites by some spiders can leave central white ulcerated tissue ; there may be some bruising in the periphery. There may be other causes thoug ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience in Orthodontics
No: Nothing to be gained, and possibly cause further inflammation or infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Bruising can : Sometimes occur with spider bites.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Not a bug bite: I would really doubt this is an insect bite. Most insect bites end up being an infection that is caused by MRSA or methcillin resistant staph aureus. ... Read More
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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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I don't know: The female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Anticoagulants allow for bleeding. However, i don't know if this would ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Could be: Look for an entry point in your skin for the possibility of this being an insect bite. If no punctae site-may be a mild traumatic injury that you don' ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. ... 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 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

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