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insect bites with red ring

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
HOLD ON: do not use the Elicon yet..it contains a steroid which might not be useful if what you are decribing is an INFECTION ..Try some moist warm packs to th ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
35 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing: Be sure it's not a bedbugs. If it's outdoor insect bites use a spray prior to go out.
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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
Don't know: We cannot tell what's the insects causing the eruptions you described. Use cortisone-10 or calamine lotion. They would go away eventually.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be many things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
14 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cellulitis: It would be impossible to tell which insect bites is that. Plus you don't see the insect so it is not necessary due to an insect bite. Cellulitis due ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Red area: You may have dermatographia as part of your Sjorgen Syndrome. The friction of scratching will cause the "red area"to spread. The exact cause and mecha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
25 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Almost all people react to insect bites where the body creates a "local inflammatory response" which includes redness, swelling, warmth and itch at th ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to tell...: ...Without looking. But if they are, remember: scattered are likely mosquitos; chains or clusters suspicious for bedbugs.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
38 years experience Urology
Insect bites: Could be "bites" from any insect. Typically, bedbugs leave 3 distinct bites in a row - called "breakfast/lunch/dinner bites." You should be concerned ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Hives: These might be hives - an allergic reaction to something he has been exposed or just "because". These usually itch. Any other symptoms? Usually rashes ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
19 years experience Dermatology
Possibly...: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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