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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)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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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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

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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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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away.  I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

Bump: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to the nearest foot specialist. Things should be OK for your inner ankle bump. Hope all goes well. Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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Rash on the back of my calf, itches and is spreading, it started real small like a bug bite, it has a ring shape with bumps, should I be rel concerned?

Rash on the back of my calf, itches and is spreading, it started real small like a bug bite, it has a ring shape with bumps, should I be rel concerned?

Could be ringworm: This sounds like what is commonly called ringworm, or tinea corporus. This is a common infection caused by a fungus. It is easily treated with Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin, but make sure that this is what it is by going to your family doctor. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite on his outer thigh. The area around has a thin inflamed horizontal section several inches long that he says itches, not really pain. Is this something I should take him to see a doctor for?

Bug bite: If no other symptom, clean the area well, apply an antibiotic cream OTC, antihistamine if itchy. If spreading reaction or progressive symptoms, see a doctor or ER, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

I have a bug bite but do not know what kind of bug and it itches and burns help and its on my finger and hand.

If red : And warm to touch you worry about infection and may be safer to have a course of antibiotics by mouth. Best to have a doctor look at it to determine what action to take. ...Read more