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itchy bug bite that won t go away

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Have it evaluated.: It is possible that there might be a small smoldering infection in the center of that lesion. Either way if it will not go away then see your dr. As s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Get checked: May be just as you suspect, but maybe not. Best to get it checked by your MD or Dermatologist. Good Luck.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your PCP: Most bites are relatively harmless, leaving just an itchy patch of skin behind. However, some bites can carry disease. Lyme disease is a good example.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See pediatrician: This requires a doc visit, as there may be more to this problem than a simple stye. Regardless, it needs to be resolved to stop her suffering as well. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
It is likely.....: ....Infected, probably from scratching it. See your doctor about this for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rash: The physical examination performed by an evaluating physician is critical for diagnosis of rashes. Questions about the cause of a rash cannot typicall ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Cortisone Cream: Stops itching. Topical alcohol may help.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That could be : A number of things. Sorry, won't be able to pin that down for you.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Try not to: You would be creating a portal for infection.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience Pediatrics
Several things: It sounds like you may have had a local allergic reaction to an insect bite. For the itching, you can take an antihistamine (Benadryl, Claritin, (lor ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying ov ... Read More

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