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A 16-year-old female asked:

went to park the next day i randomly got multiple red puffy bites on my legs very itchy.now they have a white head. what could it be?its been 2 days.

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Bites : Insect bites are typically red itchy bumps. White heads imply a folliculitis or inflammation/ bacterial infection of the hair follicles . Corticosteroid cream for a few days to relieve itch and an antibacterial such as polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) may help. If the condition does not improve , see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.

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Last updated Jun 15, 2013

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