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Doctor insights on: Bug Bite Looks Like Pimple

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more


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Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Small, pink bump on inner forearm. Originally thought it was pimple or bug bite. Getting bigger rapidly. Looks like a darker center. Melanoma? Other?

Need exam: There are a few kinds of bug bites that take longer to heal than others. Some spider bites and tick bites could fit what you describe, but melanoma is also on the list. If it hasn't gone away in 14 days you should see your dermatologist or primary care physician. ...Read more

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I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but i usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

I'm getting red spots on my back. Itch a little, looks like pimples, but i usually don't get them. My back is covered at night. Can it be bed bug bite?

Maybe: If its bedbugs the red spots would be anywhere the bed contacts your skin and sometimes you'll have tiny blood spots on the bed. Notably you'll have red papules in sets of 3 from where the critters ate breakfast lunch and dinner. ...Read more

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I got 6 straight line of bug bites. I'm not sure what kind of bug is it. It looks like a pimple and painful when i touch it. ?

I got 6 straight line of bug bites. I'm not sure what kind of bug is it. It looks like a pimple and painful when i touch it. ?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs attack in a linear line. I'll bet you notice them after sleeping. Check your bed sheets for small black insects and possibly blood stains. The blood stains represent squished bugs that you rolled over on or spots of blood from your skin due to bed bug bites. ...Read more

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How to I figure out if I have a pimple on my arm or a bug bite?

Arm lesion: A bug bite is usually itchy but a pimple could be painful without itching. I hope that answers your question. Good luck. ...Read more

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An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

Not unusual reaction: It is not unusual for a insect bite to chane its appearance to what looks like a pimple, so it is normal reaction. ...Read more

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What does a bed bug bite look like a giant pimple?

What does a bed bug bite look like a giant pimple?

Well....: Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have a bug bite or an infection? The area on my skin is lifted, hard and red, almost like a pimple with no tip.

How do i know if i have a bug bite or an infection? The area on my skin is lifted, hard and red, almost like a pimple with no tip.

Hard to say: without being able to see the lesion. It sounds like you may have a "boil" or small abscess. Try placing a warm washcloth over the area for 10 minutes and see if this brings any relief. Boils sometimes abate on their own but also may require antibiotics. ...Read more