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Healing of scratched insect bites?

Healing of scratched insect bites?

Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doctor as they may be infected. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

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

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What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. **the itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs.You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

You may not be able : To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. 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. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions. ...Read more

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Can insect bites leave a bruised bump?

Can insect bites leave a bruised bump?

Yes: Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily. This can lead to leaving a bruise in the area after the bite/sting. Best thing is cold compress or even ice pack initially, then after a few days switch to warm packs to help bruise resolve. ...Read more

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Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

Is blood blister from mosquito bite?

I don't know: The female mosquito deposits saliva that contains anticoagulants in the skin. Anticoagulants allow for bleeding. However, i don't know if this would be able to cause a blood blister. ...Read more

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Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Could a mosquito bite cause cellulitus?

Any penetration: Anything penetrating the skin can cause cellulitis. Insect bites in general are a potential cause. ...Read more

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Can insect bite cause anaphylaxis?

Can insect bite cause anaphylaxis?

Yes, but...: ...It's unusual. It's more common from stings, due to bees, wasps, hornets, and some species of ants, because they inject a venom that some people are very allergic to. Susceptible individuals carry an "epi-pen" - an injectible cartridge of epinephrine, which counteracts the anaphylactic reaction. And they never forget to apply insect repellent when they go outside. ...Read more

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Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

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 more

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Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected hand: Insect bite can be infected with routine skin bacteria however more exotic microrgansms are possible. Damage from the bug bite itself may be mistaken for an infection when in fact it is actually skin necrosis or an allergic reaction. Make sure it doesn resemble a recluse spider bite or something similar, get evaluated medically, your pcp or the er is a good starting point and/or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Are dust allergies related to bug bites or spider bites?

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Are dust allergies related to bug bites or spider bites?

No: However the venom of bugs can render you allergic to it. ...Read more

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Can blood blister come from bug bites?

Yes: A blood blister is a small amount of bleeding under the skin. If you are scratching yourself from the bug bite then you could form a blood blister. ...Read more

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Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

Yellow skin around wound from cat bite. Why?

?bruise: This may be the secondary result of a resolving bruise but a cat bite is a potentially serious and complicated wound and should be under the care of a physician. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

That can occur with: A number of types of insect and spider bites - it is not specific enough as a single factor to determine the offending spider/ insect. ...Read more

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Can fleas bite anywhere?

Can fleas bite anywhere?

Yes but they tend: To be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). ...Read more

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Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Agree wi last : response. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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Infected chigger bite blister or mosquito bite blister, how can I tell?

Infected chigger bite blister or mosquito bite blister, how can I tell?

Signs of infection : Can include redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, pus, or red streaks. If you have these - please seek medical care. ...Read more

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Is there an insect bite that causes bruising?

Is there an insect bite that causes bruising?

Agree w Dr. Maes: Insects whose bites or stings may cause bruising include: Horseflies, Deer flies, mosquitoes, wasps, bees, scorpions, Black Widow spiders, Hobo Spiders, Brown Recluse Spiders, ticks. In some, this can evolve into more sinister lesions. ...Read more

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Ecchymoses (Definition)

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more