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A female asked about a 58-year-old male:

My dad has what i'm guessing is a bug bite. it has black splinter-like things sticking out (maybe hairs?) and a seed-like center, skin is blackish.

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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See a doctor: Your description doesn't sound like a typical bug bite. Would suggest getting the skin lesion looked at by his primary doctor or dermatologist.
Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Insect bite: Does not sound like your usual insect bite, take him to a doctor.
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Not a bug bite.: What you are describing does not sound like a bug bite, which is more likely to be red and may have a central puncture site that could be slightly crusted. Please get this checked out by your doctor or dermatologist.

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