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Arm Swollen After Insect Bite
I woke up 24 hours ago with two insect bites and my arm was swollen a little bit I went to work and after I started working with swollen that really b?
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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
My 2yr old son has an insect bite just below the bent of his arm on the out side it is very swollen and hard with clear liquid coming from it.
Cold compress: Applying a cold compress and keep area clean are all needed most of the times. In case swelling spreads, have him checked. ...Read more
I have some sort of insect bite on my arm. After almost 3 days its continued to get more swollen and red. Now the pain is radiating up my arm toward my hand and my neck is stiff and sore. What should I do?
Go see a Doc: This needs to be seen by a physician right away....This could be from the toxin of the bite or an infection...See. ...Read more
I have 2 insect bites, 1 on my back 1 on my forearm, both swollen and itchy, I have had them for over 6 weeks now! Not painful at all?
6 weeks seems like quite a long time for insect bites to heal, although this is possible if you are scratching them frequently which can delay healing. Mosquito or spider bites can take a while to heal and can often leave a small lump in the tissue with darkening of the skin which resolves over time. If you have increasing size, redness or pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
I have an insect bite on my finger that made my finger swell like a sausage. Today I m having pains under my arm, it's achy. Is this normal?
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I've been having bites that appear on my arms and torso, they look like insect bites, swell up a little and pop. But no one at home/work has them.
If clustered...: ...In chains or groups, these are likely bedbugs, and bedbugs are very rarely seen. ...Read more
I have insect bites, they are like swollen like the size of half rollers, with a hole in the middle that leeks clear liquid?
Insect bites usually: Have a central puncta (hole) which may leak fluid. Try ice to reduce swelling & calm itch. Use otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec (either can cause drowsiness) &/or Claritin to combat the reaction. Can also take zantac/axid/pepcid to block the other histamine receptors. Watch for signs of infection: heat, increased redness, more pain, pus, in which case, see doc. ...Read more
My toddler has 6 sores on his back similarly to insect bites. These are red and swollen. Sizes varies with the large ones being like a 20c and 10c. No signs of discomfort or itching. Appeared rapidly within 24hours. What can this possibly be?
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling. ...Read more
Insect bite: It can take up to a week but do NOT squeeze the blister, in case of pain or itching you can place some Aloe Vera gel there is one that comes with Lidocaine you can applied it to the area every couple of hours, ...Read more
Infected?: See your primary care, urgent care or ER. Some skin infections rapidly worsen; cellulitis can extend under the skin rapidly get serious and life threatening. You need someone who can recognize the difference and treat appropriately. Brown recluse spider, tick, vespid, wasp or bee (these 3 look and feel bad but rarely get infected) among many others. ...Read more
My daughter has an insect bite on her cheek and it is very swollen and hard. What is the best thing ti do?
I have a redness on my arm that is itchy &hot& turned abit hard. I thought its from some insect bite but now that is hard im worried. Wat should I do?
Evaluation: Because of the persistence of this lesion and now it's getting hard I would highly recommend that you see skin doctor to evaluate it. He could be something as simple as the plugged sebaceous cyst to a foreign body or even and embedded parasite. A proper evaluation and possible biopsy needs to be done ...Read more
Patience: Most insect bite related swelling on an eyelid will reach a peak within a day or so & gradually disappear whether you do anything or not. A dose of diphengydramine (benedryl) at 1mg/kg every 6 hours may be helpful if there is itching involved. ...Read more
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size. They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
See your doctor now:
Sounds like there is an infection.
Best to get it checked out before it gets worse or there is perminant bamage. ...Read more
My daughter has an insect bite - it's red, swollen and painful - after 3 days, the initial bite site is bubbling up. What should we do to treat it?
Infection: Mild itchiness and redness initially may be normal. However pain, progressive swelling, progressive redness with streaking, warmth are signs of infection. Warm washcloth multiple times daily dilates blood vessels allowing the ingress of white blood cells. See a physician as antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more
Could be: It could be an insect bite or a bacterial infection. Key to have it checked out especially if redness increases or there is red streaks along the arm. ...Read more
My daughter has an insect bite on each arm that has big blisters in the middle. What must I put on.
First aid cream: Whatever first aid cream you may have in the house. Will likely need oral antibiotics. May also have an allergy to the sting. An antihistamine like diphenhydramine may stop the swelling. Ice compresses maybe helpful. Bee stings and other insect bites usually get infected quickly. ...Read more
I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!
I have a my lid swollen since 2 days due to insect bite and the medial corner of my eye is painful and on pressing tears comes out! What can I do?
My dad is 51 and on the side of his ankle is big and swollen. It feel like his bones is swollen. But no insect bite. What can it be?
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
What if I have a painful lump under my arm and recently started itching all over with tiny bumps that resemble insect bites?
See a doctor: Today! Now! It could be a very serious infection. Go! ...Read more
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen. Just small red lumps. Why won't they heal?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
My 11yo has a swollen toe for two weeks now. thought it might be an insect bite but hasn't gone away. it hurts when he walks. what can I do?
My 2 yr daughters foot (ankle) is swollen on one side. It has happened before also. What could it be? An insect bite or something to do with blood?
Unknown: What was the cause before and how was it treated? Could be bite, could be something with blood. Possible injury. I would bring her to the doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more