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12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?

12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?

Several red bites : with a small pimple(pustule)in the center describes a fire ant bite.Any possible exposure?Soy sause takes away the sting(also works for bee/wasp stings).Must also consider cellulitis.If gets worse,c ur doc. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

A bat’s teeth may: Scratch or puncture the skin. Unlike movies, the bite is not particularly distinctive ; may not even be visible. It may look like a small pin prick. It doesn't look like mosquito bite. Check photo of a bat bite at: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bat+bites+on+humans;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;form=iqfrba#view=detail;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Try not to: You would be creating a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Blisters swelling looks bruised. Could it be a spider bite?

Very unlikely: There are no spiders in maine capable of biting humans. See a dermatologist if you need a specific definition of this. ...Read more

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What insect bite causes little red holes?

What insect bite causes little red holes?

Many-see below ex.: The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. All will leave a punctae-hole in the skin. Spiders may leave 2 holes. ...Read more

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Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Must be seen: Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream - apply a thin layer am/pm. If not improved in 5 days call your private physician. ...Read more

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Do red ant bites swell and pop open?

Do red ant bites swell and pop open?

Possibly...: Some people are more sensitive to the bites/ stings of insects than others. Your body reacts to venom or insect saliva by walling it off..I.E. Making pustules etc... ...Read more

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What is red bumps..not flea spider or mosquitoes.. Blister like..

What is  red bumps..not flea spider or mosquitoes.. Blister like..

Need more info: Red, raised bumps with clear vessels are macuvesicualr rashes. These can be caused by viral infections, medications and reactions from things on the skin. Do they itch or painful? Do you have any systemic symptoms like fever? Is it in your mouth as well? Any new meds? While rarely dangerous, if you have systemic symptoms like fever, it is spreading or UR feeling sick, you should see your doc ...Read more

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Red ant bite. Hurts a lot. Not like black ant. Why?

Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch. ...Read more

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Large bump on vagina...Could be insect bite?

Large bump on vagina...Could be insect bite?

Not a bug bite: I would really doubt this is an insect bite. Most insect bites end up being an infection that is caused by MRSA or methcillin resistant staph aureus. If this bump is sore, i would get it checked out to make sure it doesn't need further treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Tiny itchy growth on skin.  Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream instead of scratching it. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What makes ant bites itch?

What makes ant bites itch?

Histamine: Ants release a chemical called formic acid when they bite. As this is an irritant, our bodies release histamine at the site of the bite which causes itchiness. ...Read more

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Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Any penetration: Anything penetrating the skin can cause cellulitis. Insect bites in general are a potential cause. ...Read more

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Two red itchy bumps like bug bites they just popped up?

Two red itchy bumps like bug bites they just popped up?

They are probably...: Just bug bites. We have all had them just pop up without knowing what bit us at one time or another. If they persist or get infected, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Pimple like bump on side of foot that are itchy. Bumpy but itches like a mosquito bite. What is this?

Hard to say without: seeing it. It could be a contact rash to something. Is it only on one foot? Any new creams, lotions, shoes? Do you have the rash anywhere else? I would recommend that you have it seen by your primary care doctor or a dermatologist, so that it can be diagnosed properly. Or if you are signed up for HealthTap Prime, you may be able to consult with one of us that way and send a photo. ...Read more

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Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Depends: If recent bite and it is sore and red, it could be the start of an abscess or pus accumulation. If not recent it may just be scar tissue formed from repair of the bite damage. If you live in west africa it could be the tumbu fly larva living under your skin :(. ...Read more

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Bug bite on ankle. Hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. About an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. What could it be?

Bug bite on ankle. Hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. About an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. What could it be?

Bug bite reaction: Assuming it is definitely a bug bite, this is probably more bites or reaction to any venom injected by the insect. See your pcp if it doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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What insect bites cause round welts?

Yes: Certainly possible.You should be able to see a dot representing the bite ...Read more

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Pimples (Definition)

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