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A 44-year-old member asked:

bug bites that have little black dot in center, what is this?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
It most likey means: That there is dead tissue . Since the size is very tiny , should not be concerning , it could easily be debrided
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Bite: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed.

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