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Should i leave alone a bug bite that doesn't itch?

Should i leave alone a bug bite that doesn't itch?

If no symptoms : Would just clean it with soap and water. If you develop redness, swelling, tenderness, pus or red streaks - then please seek medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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I have an abnormal reaction to a bug bite. It doesn't itch or sting, but rather just a larger round rash on my fore arm. ?

I have an abnormal reaction to a bug bite. It doesn't itch or sting, but rather just a larger round rash on my fore arm. ?

See doctor: What you described fit in with erythema migrans and is a marker for some infections. It would be prudent to see a doctor for an evaluation and treatment. You may consult this site for more information on this topic: http://www.cdc.gov/ticks/symptoms.html ...Read more

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I have what I think is a big zit on my inner thigh, but I am stressed out about it being a bed bug bite. It doesn't itch, but it's swollen and red.

I have what I think is a big zit on my inner thigh, but I am stressed out about it being a bed bug bite. It doesn't itch, but it's swollen and red.

Spider?: I think it is more likely a spider bite given the single lesion. Sometimes it gets very infection requiring antibiotic Rx. You will likely find multiple bites with bed bugs. ...Read more

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Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. now it turn blackish color.

Lump like a bug bite on upper leg doesn't itch. already applied citronella oil and size reduced but not really dissapear. now it turn blackish color.

Maybe spider: It does sound like an insect bite. These sometimes become infected and end up as abscesses which require drainage. A brown recluse spider can cause a bite that often causes tissue damage and may appear black. Have the lesion reviewed by your doctor for further care. ...Read more

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Perfect tiny circle bug bite that itches, what could this be?

Perfect tiny circle bug bite that itches, what could this be?

Have it evaluated.: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Tiny itchy growth on skin.  Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream instead of scratching it. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've had a bump since summer that looks bug bite ish. It itches and sometimes seems to be filled with something but is sometimes flat. Am i dying?

I've had a bump since summer that looks bug bite ish. It itches and sometimes seems to be filled with something but is sometimes flat. Am i dying?

It doesn't sound: Life threatening. It sounds like an infection that gets inflamed, drains, then swells again. It could also be a sebaceous cyst that swells and drains with sebum. Those would be my top 2 and is likely treatable by your gp. Good luck. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

Rash: People often want to assume it is a bug bite when that is not always the case. A rash is best evaluated in person by a doctor who can truly determine if a biopsy or specific treatment is needed. Many insect bites/stings can lead to the reaction you describe but it would be best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more