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Arm Swollen After Insect Bite
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
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
Likely allergic rxn.: You are most likely sensitive or allergic to the insect bites. Most allergic reactions to insect bites remain localized to the area bitten. They are characterized by swelling of the bite and itching of the area. If you are bitten, i would recommend either an antihistamine (oral) or a topical cortisone cream. ...Read more
Finger swollen under knuckle after mosquito bite. Why would a mosquito bite make it swell. Will it go down soon?
Several possibility: You may have been bitten by something other than a mosquito, may have had an unusually severe reaction to the bite, or may have developed a secondary infection due to breaking the skin while scratching. If the finger is red, warm , painful or gets worse would see a hand surgeon asap. Infections in fingers can extend upwards very quickly. ...Read more
Bug bite yesterday 2" wide disappear afterfew hours now local area upper arm red, minor swollen, some itch, v. Warm tendernp put on keflex cellulitis?
Sounds like it: Sounds like cellulitis. Bacteria which cause cellulitis need a portal of entry into the skin, in yourcp case it was likely the bug bite. Keflex is an appropriate drug to treat this. If the redness and swelling don't decrease over the next day or two, consider calling the np again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insect bite bruise: Insects often inject a tiny little bit of anti-coagulant 'venom' into the area when they bite you so it is easier for them to suck your blood. This causes a tiny little bruising right in the area as the blood doesn't clot back up as easily, and thus the brusie with scratching. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spider bite on finger at first was itchy& painful at touch now 3 weeks later bullseye effect allergys up shorness of breath viens around bite noticabl?
Something else...: ...Is going on here. Spider bites shouldn't last for 3 weeks unless they get infected (which may have happened) -- but shortness of breath does not fit the picture at all. Do you know for a fact that it was a spider bite? It could have been something else entirely. See your doctor; the shortness of breath alone deserves an examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got 6 itchy bug bites around 1pm got swollen around 8pm after bites I don't know bug type or bites, looks like misquito bites. No insurance tried heat, ice, t?
Wife has 6 bug bites on arm, two days later, red marks, bites swollen, has pain from shoulder to fingertips, center of bites are blistering?
Painful, swollen bump on back of leg (profile pic). Major swelling under skin. Bug bite? Spider? Tick? How should I go about treating it? Thanks!
See your doc: Consultants on this public site do not have access to profile uploads.To us you are a 29 yo female,period. Your description provides enough information that your issue deserves a consultation with your doc who can see the problem and review your history. Good luck.There is an affiliated site,Healthtap Prime, where an accepting physician could review your case, but that paid site differs ...Read more
Woke up with large swollen lymphnodes in arm pit and LG temp. Recent puppy bites on hand. Could this be scratch fever?
I have 2 bites, an inch aprt, swelling, burning, extreme itching, swelling surrounds bite by 6-8inches, on my arm, armpit.Last week was bitten on my leg2x.
See below: How long have these bites been present? If these bites are from last week or going on more than 48 - 72 hours and/or there is any pain, get seen soon. ...Read more
Hotel=bed bug bites on neck/back area 1 week ago. Today swollen lymph node in neck. Could this be the reason?
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