U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 16-year-old female asked:

I have a bug bite that is circular, swelling a little bit, sensitive to touch, light red in color but with a dark red dot in the middle. what is it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
No particular bug: Bug bites are rarely unique to a specific insect. Flea bites are small and have little clear vesicles and extreme itching but this is not unique to fleas either. This lesion could be a sting or a bite, it is impossible to say. Watch for signs of infection: pus, increasing pain, redness & see doc if that happens. If numbness, tingling or severe pain,or fever, head to the ER. Tetanus shots current?
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks for the Thank You note! It was kind of you to send it.
Jun 8, 2021

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jun 8, 2021

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.