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Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found. ...Read more

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Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?

Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?

Likely just a bruise: from chair. continue icing, topical steroids and antihistamine. If worsens instead of improves, make appointment with doctor, and watch out for those chairs ...Read more

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What to do about spider bites on your foot?

What to do about spider bites on your foot?

Spider bites: If they get infected, antibiotics are indicated. Otherwise, you can use anti-histamines orally or topically to relieve the symptoms of swelling and itching. ...Read more

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Can getting an insect or spider bite on the foot cause it to swell?

Can getting an insect or spider bite on the foot cause it to swell?

Yes: Definitely. If you think you were bit by a spider or if the foot swelling does not resolve in a few days, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my foot how do I get rid of itch?

I have a bug bite on my foot how do I get rid of itch?

Medicine: Try an over-the-counter topical steroid such as cort-aid first. Avoid scratching it as it makes the wheal worse and itch more. If the itching is pronounced, you can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but watch for drowsiness as a side effect. If redness and pain increase, go to a podiatrist to make sure it is not becoming infected. ...Read more

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I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

Infection: If you are sure it was a bug bite and your whole foot is swollen it is quite possible you have a infection and yes this could be serious if left not treated see your podiatrist or family doctor and be accessed. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and I have a tick bite on my foot. What can I use to clean the bite and what else do I need to know?

I'm 17 and I have a tick bite on my foot. What can I use to clean the bite and what else do I need to know?

Tick Bite: Usually, removing the tick, washing the site of the bite, and watching for signs of illness are all that is needed. When you have a tick bite, it is important to determine whether you need a tetanus shot to prevent tetanus (lockjaw). ...Read more

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Bite wound on foot, feverish went to dr. Prescribed cephaliim and steriod ointment!, what else can I do?

Bite wound on foot, feverish went to dr. Prescribed cephaliim and steriod ointment!, what else can I do?

Apply ice: And monitor the wound closely for any changes. Try to avoid any shoes that will press on the area. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my foot and it is swollen, it has been there for over a week. I live in england and not allergic to anything so nothing poisonous?

I have a bite on my foot and it is swollen, it has been there for over a week. I live in england and not allergic to anything so nothing poisonous?

Infected?: Is it red, is it hot? The swelling should be gone by now. If there is redness to the skin, you might have an infection and need antibiotics. ...Read more

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My toddler has 3 fire ant bites on his foot. 2 are swollen. Is this normal?

My toddler has 3 fire ant bites on his foot. 2 are swollen. Is this normal?

Probably: Fire ants sting & inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. This causes a welt which can become fairly swollen. Within hours to a day a sterile pustule usually forms. If the whole foot is swollen this could represent an allergic reaction. What you are describing may be a fairly normal fire ant sting reaction. When in doubt see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite on her foot it's hot an swollen do I need to see a doctor or can I get something over the counter?

My daughter has a bite on her foot it's hot an swollen do I need to see a doctor or can I get something over the counter?

Sounds infected.: That sounds infected if it’s swollen and hot to the touch. Your daughter may require an antibiotic. You should bring her to the doctor. ...Read more

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My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot. Not sure if it’s dangerous to her. 3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy. ?

My wife found a strange looking insect bite on her foot.
Not sure if it’s dangerous to her.
3 straight scratch marks and small black dot. Not itchy.
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Dangerous?: Doesn't sound like it is especially if it is just marks and no symptoms, pain, fever, redness swelling or itching? Sure it was an insect bite? Hard to say without a picture or more history but it is unlikely to be of any consequence if it does not bother her. Would see a practitioner if it is still of concern. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite on my foot around the ankle area and it is bruised around the bite. Do I have west nile?

I got a mosquito bite on my foot around the ankle area and it is bruised around the bite. Do I have west nile?

No you don't: The media has successfully yet inappropriately frightened the public regarding west nile encephalitis. Most persons infected with the wn virus have no symptoms. Symptoms are seen in only about 20 to 40 percent of infected patients. Neuroinvasive disease usually requires some sort of weakened immune system due to old age, alcohol abuse, or diabetes. ...Read more

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I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should i seek medical treatment?

I've several insect bites on my foot and  one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness.  Should i seek medical treatment?

Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite on her foot. It's red and swollen with a brown dot in the middle. Put neosporin on it and don't see any pus coming out. Seems to be filled with fluid and is pretty large. Does she need to see a doctor? What can we do?

My daughter has a bite on her foot. It's red and swollen with a brown dot in the middle. Put neosporin on it and don't see any pus coming out.  Seems to be filled with fluid and is pretty large. Does she need to see a doctor?  What can we do?

Difficult to advise: with wisdom from a distance, no photo, no dimensions (large?), no timeline, no background data. Sounds c/w an insect bite but too little information to offer much wisdom. The treatment sounds reasonable, lack of purulent discharge a good sign. Generally rupturing the blister (a body protective response) is not wise because this lets in skin bacteria/potential pathogens. ...Read more

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My son had a bug bite on his foot. Today its much bigger and oozing. It seems to keep filling up with fluid. It is red around it. Staph infection?

See your doctor: this needs to be checked out by a health care provider. don't squeeze it, or open it. mark the red area with a marker if it is getting bigger or there are streaks of red on the foot or leg, would go in immediately. Yes, if very well could be staph ...Read more

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What should I do for an allergic reaction from an ant bite? Usually I need an Epipen (epinephrine) but this time I didn't. The bite area (my foot) is VERY swollen.

What should I do for an allergic reaction from an ant bite? Usually I need an Epipen (epinephrine) but this time I didn't. The bite area (my foot) is VERY swollen.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Glad you didn't need an Epipen this time but if you have a history of breathing problems in past with ant bites don't leave home without it! Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually first emergent medication I recommend. Keep foot elevated. Compresses 50/50 white vinegar/water. Make appointment to see your MD asap.
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/insect-stings ...Read more

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I think I have been bitten by something, possibly the nz white tailed spider. Its it sore to touch and red around bite, makes my foot ache and stiff?

I think I have been bitten by something, possibly the nz white tailed spider. Its it sore to touch and red around bite, makes my foot ache and stiff?

Unusual: There are a few white tail spiders that have made it across the ditch but not many. Wash the wound out if there is one and try ibuprofen and paracetamol and if that is not holding you you may need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i start taking antibiotics if i believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

Should i start taking antibiotics if i believe I have a spider bite on my foot?

No: If it just happened, treat with simple wound care including cleansing of the wound, checking tetanus status and watching for signs of progression leading to infection. However, since the foot can become infected very easily, watch for infection very closely. If any doubt, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my foot that has swollen, my foot has ballooned and it's black around puncture wound, on antibiotics for last 24hrs but no different?

I have a bite on my foot that has swollen, my foot has ballooned and it's black around puncture wound, on antibiotics for last 24hrs but no different?

Foot infection: Swelling following bite could be infection or allergic reaction. Most antibiotics take 24- 48 hours to work. Certain antibiotics like flucloxacillin should be taken either an hour before or 2 hours after food for them to work well .Antihistamines can be tried along with antibiotics. If swelling doesn't settle or starts to spread , become unwell, or there is numbness in foot then see doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Max has 2 hard bites on his right foot they r turning purple and he says they're sore?

Max has 2 hard bites on his right foot they r turning purple and he says they're sore?

Bites: Take max to the doctor to be checked. A bite turning blue indicates some form of toxin or blood. Given that he is 4 years old and that you live in australia theres no saying what bit him? Could be a toxin of some sort. ...Read more

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I awoke to find two areas of bite top of the foot and below the armpit both come out as three dot`s when linked make a triangle is it the same bug?

I awoke to find two areas of bite top of the foot and  below the armpit both come out as three dot`s when linked make a triangle is it the same bug?

Well: General different insect bites in different areas usually would be more than one different insect. Nobody can tell you if there was multiple only one insect the one insect unless you saw theM ...Read more

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I'm breaking out in what looks like hives or mosquito bites on my right foot and arm. I haven't been outside though. Severely itchy. Any ideas?

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I'm breaking out in what looks like hives or mosquito bites on my right foot and arm. I haven't been outside though. Severely itchy. Any ideas?

Unsure: If you have this problem only at the right arm and foot, the problem is not a systemic but more a contact one. However it is nearly impossible to tell what may cause your problem and thus consider seeing your doctor about this issue. ...Read more

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Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

Wake up with itchy bites on arms and a single bite on sole of foot and have tiny blisters on fingers/palm of hand its been going on for about 2-3month?

May not be bites: It is possible that you have something called hand/foot ezcema or dermatitis, since it has been going on for a long time. You also describe tiny blisters which are found in this condtition. While it is treatable, it is not curable. You should see a dermatologist for treatment and to verify the diagnosis. ...Read more