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I Think have a bug bite or a rash. At first it felt itchy then the itchy stopped and it looks like a hickey on my thigh and I'm getting itchy

I Think have a bug bite or a rash. At first it felt itchy then the itchy stopped and it looks like a hickey on my thigh and I'm getting itchy

Hive?: Sounds like this is new for you. If the spots come and go within a 24 hour period, then almost certainly hives. Watch out for new foods or personal care products that may cause them, but most of the time a cause cannot be found. If you have no contraindications, you could try otc cetirizine that is longer acting than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and less sedating. If persistent, evaluation by an Allergist can help ...Read more

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I have small purple dots look a bit like a hickey after using new towel without washing. Painful when touched.?

Unsure: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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Does rubbing a coin on a hickey or love bite help speed up its removal?

Does rubbing a coin on a hickey or love bite help speed up its removal?

Likely make it worse: A far eastern ritual called coin rubbing is occasionally used by "healers".They rub coins between the ribs as treatment for lung infections. The process produced hickey like petechial hemorrhages under the skin where rubbing is done. I don't know where you would have heard this might help but I would never recommend it. ...Read more

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Yesterday I got bit by something and it was burning and looked like a mosquito bite but today it's itchy and almost looks like a hickey?

Yesterday I got bit by something and it was burning and looked like a mosquito bite but today it's itchy and almost looks like a hickey?

What's the question?: I would however presume that you want some answer on the Rx. Topical hydrocortisone would be the best best if the skin is not open. As for the type of insect, there is no way to tell for sure. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?

I am experiencing rash on chest. It started two weeks ago and they are now beginning to look a bit like bruises/hickeys. Help?

Nice try: Appreciate your trying to describe your rash, but you really have to be seen to be diagnosed. Duration of the rash also signals that you need to be examined. Please talk to your GP's office and ask if they want you to see a skin specialist, a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dark red hickey-like marks on my skin that are itchy and partially raised but feels like it's the size of an agitated mosquito bite not always circula?

Dark red hickey-like marks on my skin that are itchy and partially raised but feels like it's the size of an agitated mosquito bite not always circula?

Hives or bites: Itchy red bumps on your neck may be hives from an allergy to something internal or something which contacts your neck. Insect bites are possible if the bumps last longer than 24 hours. Benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) may help. Cortisone type cream may also offer relief. ...Read more

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Gnat bite about 2 weeks ago very painful to touch n swelled, has gone down in size but painful still and lump. Had a puss spot init and hickey dots near

Gnat bite about 2 weeks ago very painful to touch n swelled, has gone down in size but painful still and lump. Had a puss spot init and hickey dots near

Could be infected: Insect bites, are a common cause of cellulitis, which is an infection of the soft tissues in the leg. Given your description, this is certainly a concern. This will most likely require antibiotics, to heal safely. You should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to make the diagnosis and receive treatment ...Read more

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Dr. My hickey hurts which is on my neck and its a bit swollen and slighty red. Is it herpes or blood clot? What can I do?

Dr. My hickey hurts which is on my neck and its a bit swollen and slighty red. Is it herpes or blood clot? What can I do?

Normal: It could be completely normal, they usually do not hurt that much, but if your partner was too aggressive, he might left some small hematoma there, that could hurt. Use ice and take ibuprofen, doubt it is a STD. Still concern, see your doctor ...Read more

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Is it normal if I have a hickie on my nipple& to have a bad pain on it and it bleeds. My bf bites my nipple it hurts but it feels good. Should I stop?

Is it normal if I have a hickie on my nipple& to have a bad pain on it and it bleeds. My bf bites my nipple it hurts but it feels good. Should I stop?

No, it is not normal: Human bites carry with them a large risk of infection from a host of different bacteria. This can lead to a localized skin infection and possibly an abscess. Anytime a human bite breaks the skin, there is concern for infection. ...Read more

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What is a hickey?

What is a hickey?

Hickey: A hickey is a discolored area on the skin that results when small blood vessels break under the skin, causing a type of bruise (purpura). The appearance will normally change in appearance and color over time. Small red dots (petechiae) may also appear. These types of injuries rarely scar, but may stay discolored for a fair amount of time. Cold compresses and Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help pain. ...Read more

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How do you give yourself a hickey?

Suck: You can give yourself a hickey like you may get from someone else. The "hickey' is caused by sucking on the skin to a degree that blood comes to the surface. This is what the "hickey" is! ...Read more

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Is it normal for a hickey to swell?

Is it normal for a hickey to swell?

Hickeys: Yes, if the suction was hard enough, you could do enough tissue damage to call swelling. Seek help if it gets too bad. ...Read more

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How do you remove a hickey or hide it?

How do you remove a hickey or hide it?

Time/Turtlenecks!: Great question :) a hickey is a bruise from biting/kissing/sucking. This will continue to change color over time as the blood pigment gets broken down. In the mean time, you can cover it up with clothing (turtle necks) or apply make-up concealer. ...Read more

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What to do if hickey is really painful!?

What to do if hickey is really painful!?

Hickey: A hickey is a discolored area on the skin that results when small blood vessels break under the skin, causing a type of bruise (purpura). The appearance will normally change in appearance and color over time. Small red dots (petechiae) may also appear. These types of injuries rarely scar, but may stay discolored for a fair amount of time. Cold compresses and Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) can help pain. ...Read more

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How can I stop giving myself a 'hickey'?

How can I stop giving myself a 'hickey'?

This can actually: Be a form of self -mutilation. If you really feel compelled to do this - consider cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to conceal hickeys?

What is the best way to conceal hickeys?

See below.: Put them where no one can see them. Wear a scarf or ascot, turn your collar up, wear turtleneck or apply lots of makeup (which is usually pretty obvious). ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get hickeys at the age of 15?

Could it be healthy to get hickeys at the age of 15?

Sign of immaturity: Most would consider a hickey evidence of a person's immaturity. Leaving an obvious sucking blemish is similar to a dog pissing on the ground to mark his/her territory. If you lower yourself to the habits of animals it is somewhat worrisome for your level of social development. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a hickey to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for a hickey to go away?

Suction bruises,: It takes several days for the bruising to go away if it is black and blue. If it has two holes in it which looks like a vampire bite, read a vampire book quickly! ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had hickeys before but the one I have is about 2x2 in and it hurts so bad and its really dark. How long will it take approx to go away?

Any advice? I have had hickeys before but the one I have is about 2x2 in and it hurts so bad and its really dark. How long will it take approx to go away?

Hickeys: Are actually BRUISES and they last as long as other bruises changing color and finally cleared in WEEKS not DAYS!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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My hickey has pus is this normal?

My hickey has pus is this normal?

No: So I think you have an abcess and not a hockey. See doctor or make appointment here for exam ...Read more

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Why am I having rashes that look like hickeys and how do I remove them?

Why am I having rashes that look like hickeys and how do I remove them?

Rash: Hickey type rash may be a symptom of a bigger problem. It is best to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Toothpaste suppose to burn on hickeys?

Toothpaste suppose to burn on hickeys?

Possible: Use toothpaste for your teeth! Putting toothpastes on your skin, and leaving it their may irritate your skin. ...Read more

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I have a hickey like rash on my legs doesn't itch or hurt but is spreading?

I have a hickey like rash on my legs doesn't itch or hurt but is spreading?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. If you are overweight, it may be cellulitis and warrants evaluation by a physician. ...Read more