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Bed Bug Bites And Red Dots
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
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
Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. Take care. ...Read more
Staph versus bed bug: Bed bug bites are red bumps, but they don't usually have pus in them. They look more like a hive or mosquito bite than an infected boil. When pus is present in a skin lesion, i tend to think about staph infections. Those are common lately and seem to start anywhere they like. Fire ant bites can have pus in them, but they are sterile; it's due to the venom's damage. See your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See derm: See dermatologist for treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bed bug bites may: Have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. A black widow bite can cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Small red bumps on arm w/fluid, like tiny bug bites & VERY itchy. nothing stops the itch. Got tattoo right before onset. Spread small bit up arm.
Tm you need to see m: Sounds like scanies with way you prescribe it. Gi to doctor ASAP for treatment ...Read more
Bed bug bites: They are not described as crusting and weeping but if you scratched bites enough you might develop a secondary infection. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from >. ...Read more
Bug bites. Raised like mosquitoe bites very itchy. Random placement(legs/lower arms). Now flat and look like hickies. Thoughts on cause?
More of a blister : Vice a pus bump. Some have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer