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Blister Beetle Bite
If i drain the pus out of a blister beetle bite and it gets on another part of ny skin will it create another blister?
I was bitten by a blister beetle several days ago. How do I treat it? I have a clear blister that itches and is a little painful.
Tincture of time.: Show to your Dr and follow advice. They know blister beetle problems in Texas. ...Read more
Yes, carefully.: Blisters don't usually hurt, but ripping the skin off of them really hurts. Therefore, you can sterilize a seeing needle to prick the edge and drain the fluid, but leave the roof of the blister in tact. ...Read more
Hello doc , i came in contact with blister beetles a week ago and does this skin lesion cause permanent scarring on my face ?
Blister Beetle: Blister beetles contain a toxin called cantharidin or cantharide in their body fluids. Cantharidin causes severe irritation and blistering of the skin without causing any residual scarring. There are no reported cases of human deaths caused by blister beetle bites. If you do not take care of the wound or there is infection there can be scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many insects cause blisters but some may be so small that they are not easily visible and look like little bumps.But some insects and spiders cause large blisters, these are
brown recluse spider
yellow sac spiders
mosquito bite in some people
rarely tick bites. ...Read more
No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...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
I have a blister from an insect bite that started out pea sized and now is larger than a quarter. Should I pop it or will it shrink?
Are you sure it was: an insect bite? Sometimes it may actually be an infected gland in the skin or cyst that appears to be an insect bite. I would not recommend popping it at home. You can apply warm compresses several times per day and if it is still getting larger or not getting smaller, have your doctor look at it. You may need to have it drained by a doctor and/or need an oral antibiotics. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a insect bite but it looks like a blister and thats how it looked when it first appeares and itches like mad?
Could be: It is common for some people's bodies to over react to some insect bites. It will usually grow bigger for 2-3 days. As long as it is itching more than tender it isn't likely to be infected. Also if it is just on the one area that was bit it doesn't sound like an allergy, just an exaggerated localized reaction. Ice massage and antihistamines might help. ...Read more
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly. ...Read more
Leave it alone: It is a healing process and bursting it open may introduce infection. Give it time. ...Read more
No leave it alone: No leave it alone and let it resolve by itself.If you burst it, it might get infected. ...Read more
My daughter is five years old and has a blister on her fingertip she wont tell me how she got it and I dont know if its an insect bite?
Blister: It could be several things. Hard to know without seeing it. But, if it doesn't t improve or worsens then get her examined ...Read more
I was in Peru and got an insect bite on my arm. It's been over a month and it still itches badly and I now have 3-4 blisters. OTC cream not helping?
Maybe not insect: Skin irritation can have many causes, it may be that it was actually something else, like oil from a plant that got on your skin. You want to make sure it isn't infected. Your doctor or a dermatologist would be able to help you narrow down the cause and prescribe stronger medicine to help with itching. Hope it gets better soon! ...Read more
I had a blister on lower leg that I popped, now has a bruise on both sides. Bruise darker in middle. Could it be insect bite and what do I need to do?
Advice: It is tough to give advice over the computer without a diagnosis of what the area is. It is best for you to have it examined, and then thee treatment will follow specifically related to the actual diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have developed small blisters on my hand and now have pain and swelling thought my arm Has happened once before, but thought was from an insect bite?
See a doctor:
See a doctor; it could be allergy, contact, or other kind, could be eczema, or it could be reaction to insect, no way to predict. See a doctor who will evaluate you & either assure you or treat you.
Good luck. ...Read more