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persistent insect bite reaction

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Scar: Usually left alone, simple bites don't scar. If you scratch and or pick at them or if they become infected then your risk of developing a scar increa ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Yes.: Different insects have different substances in their saliva that cause different skin reactions. In addition, those saliva components can trigger alle ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Dependi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your physician: If one has an allergic reaction to a insect sting or bite then an appointment with their physician is appropriate. Depending upon what the stinging in ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Happy to help: As you mentioned, those types of reactions occur in patients with a very strong immune system or response. This type of immune system is often associa ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
17 years experience Pediatrics
Likely yes: Some people do scar from insect bites. The dark spots will fade over time. Try to stay out of the sun and use daily sunscreen as a suntan will make ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you?: Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Sometimes it would be able to be distinguished by visual inspection. Let your doctor see it and tell you what it is.
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