A 48-year-old female asked:
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i have a bug bite that is hard and red. it feels warm when touched and leaves a white mark that fades away. it is just now feeling itchy. what is it?

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Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
A bug bite: cannot tell what may have bit you. if it worsens or does not improve see your doctor.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
34 years experience Pediatrics
No way to know: ... But it sounds a bit like a chigger bite. They can be quite red and firm and itch quite a bit. Not much to do but symptomatic treatment, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Keep an eye to make sure no infection develops.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Staph Infection: Until your doctor advises otherwise you should consider that you have a staph infection with abscess and that you need URGENT medical attention today. Please go to the doctor's office for examination and possible treatment.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014

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