A 22-year-old female asked:
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my child has a bug bite that is very red and warm to the touch. she says that it's itchy i'm just wondering what kind of bug bite it could be?

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Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Impossible to tell: Very difficult to impossible to tell what type of bug may have bit them, but more importantly you should watch for signs of the bite becoming infected. If the redness progresses and continues to be warm, you should have her see her physician to evaluate.
Answered on Jul 9, 2014
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Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
36 years experience Pediatrics
Bug bite: Mosquito is the most likely.
Answered on Jul 9, 2014
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