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looks like a mosquito bite

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There are so: Many different possible causes for this type of lesion - that there is no way to identify it on line.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That is a pretty: Normal reaction. To determine if you are PPD positive , you will be checked for induration (not an overt bump).
A 92-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
20 mm : 20 mm of induration (swelling) at 48 hrs. Is the minimum for a positive test. The site should be inspected by a health care professional experienced i ... Read More
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Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends ...: Positivity using the TB skin test (tst) depends on 1. The size of the skin reaction ( the wheal) 48-72 h after placement and 2. Pretest probability ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Good chance.: There is a good chance that they are insect bites, particularly if they itch. Check your bed to make sure there are no bugs in it (i know, gross) and ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Maloney
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Raised area on Chin: I would suggest if any skin lesion is there for six weeks, it is probably worth having a dermatologist look at it.
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, your description suggests a ganglion cyst. You may wait and watch. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: A bug bite is usually ok if it looks like a typical small (1/4 to 1 inch wide) mosquito or flea bite. If there is a lot of swelling, a doctor should ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Reaction: Generally the first two days after an insect bite the skin can have a local reaction of redness, raised area, and tenderness. Apply 1% hydrocortisone ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pustule: Apply warm compresses. Apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin after patting dry. Cover with gauze and paper tape. An early boil or abscess ma ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Needs...: We cannot tell what it is without taking a look at it. This could range from an actual mosquito bite to a spider bite or even tick bite(depending on w ... Read More

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