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skin swelling on ear lobe from insect bites

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Insect bite: Try some over the counter anti itch cream. Even baking soda with water paste would work.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Not infected: If the swelling gone down is not infected. This pain that you have is considered "normal" and physiologic and is associated with an inflammatory respo ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Shingles : If painful this might be shingles see MD were always on the lookout for it.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Cool compress: Try a cool compress, some anti-histamines and Hydrocortisone cream.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience in Pediatrics
? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware ... 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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience in Dentistry
Time: Use topical lotions for pain and swelling while your body does the rest. Calamine lotion and aloe vera is good.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Needs to see doctor: It sounds like she may have been bit by a brown recluse spider and needs to be seen asap.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Hemorrhagic blisters: You should see you docotr asap i fyou have such blisters, it could be serious.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluati ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cellulitis: This could be an infection, possibly cellulitis or abscess. It's prudent to see a doctor asap.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Yes : Insect bites commonly occur on the lower extremities and feet and can result in a blister.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Dermatology: consultation. You may need a skin scaping for diagnosis and formal allergy testing.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may have shingles.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Probably not: There are hobo spiders in WA. If they ever bite at all, the result is much less severe than brown recluse. Expert opinion differs as to the existence ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Allergic reaction: If you are aware you are allergic to bandaid and you have had similar reaction in the past most likely exposure to the same agent caused another react ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hardin
35 years experience in Wound care
Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try p ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience in Pediatrics
?ECZEMA: This appears to be eczema.Did you use a new soap,facial cream or lotion.If you did stop using it.Take oral benadryll.You can try an over the counter s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Sherman
37 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not always bugs!: Several causes for "bug bites." detailed history (how, when, who else) and exam (what the lesion looks like, and what the rest of you looks like) is o ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Could be...: ...Although it sounds like you may be experiencing an allergic reaction - possibly hives. You may be allergic to the bites. You may want to start by ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: But most anything you are inhaling also comes in direct contact with your skin and can cause hives that way as well.

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