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Bug Bite That Turned Firm Under Skin
I have a bug bite that started out itchy but soon got swollen and felt burning hot. Then it felt hard beneath the skin and had red and pink all over.
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.
I have a semi-hard lump under the skin on the side of my leg. It started out like a bug bite on the external skin and now there is discomfort?
Lump/pain: It sounds like a cyst that may now be infected. Be examined and drained or removed if indicated. Some doctors also give antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more
I have had a small raised bump on my arm for about a yr. It is skin colored doesn't hurt it is hard and about the size of a bug bite. What is it?
Two year old. Bug bite red, white head, warm, and hard. What bug can it be? Should I take him to the er?
I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.
1 Look=1000 words: Too hard to tell from this limited information. Go see your family doctor or a dermatologist and have them look at it. Chances are they can take one look at it and know exactly what it is. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized?
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that the team can take care of you but they might also need to discuss things with your primary doctor.
Hope all goes well - the doctors are excellent! ...Read more
Tick bite: A tick bite can look like a bull's eye. It's important to see your doctor if you see a tick or suspect a tick bite because they can carry lyme disease which can have long-term debilitating consequences. Treatment with Doxycycline can help prevent lyme disease. Other bugs that leave a tiny circle are spider, bed bugs, fleas, fire ants, chiggers. ...Read more
Sometimes I would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?
Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more
Insect bite: Apply any lubrication such as coco butter, aquaphore or even Vaseline. Good luck ...Read more
My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should I be concerned? No redness around them.
Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more
Time, steroid: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I have a large red swollen part of my skin for about 2 days now that itches and has a bug bite in it. I just want to know if I should be worried?
Could be: Mrsa infection which people commonly mistake for spider/bug bites. See your doctor. ...Read more
My dad has what I'm guessing is a bug bite. It has black splinter-like things sticking out (maybe hairs?) and a seed-like center, skin is blackish.
Insect bite: Does not sound like your usual insect bite, take him to a doctor. ...Read more
My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head?
This sounds like it: Might be an infection, as opposed to a bug bite. Of course if you're somewhere where there are insects out at this time of year, it's possible. I would recommend that you have her examined by her doctor to be sure. Meanwhile, have her sit in a warm tub or apply warm compresses to the area. If it's itchy, she can have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Don't try to squeeze it to open it up; you may make it worse. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on the top of my head. The next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound, ?
Allergic response: This sounds like a localised allergic response to the bug bite. It is unusual for infection to develop this early. This could likely be small blisters rather than actual abscesses. In any case if its causing you pain, you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is infection, you may need antibiotics otherwise try some antihistamines which may reduce the reaction around the bite. ...Read more
Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?
Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?
Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more
If you have a TB skin test and it turns a little red and looks like a bug bite is this a positive or negative test?
Depends: On the size of the swelling or induration. This is why they need to be seen and read 48 hours after being placed. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?
Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not spread. Now a bug bite wound is a set up for an infection so keep the are clean and dry and watch for any spreading If so see your doctor ...Read more
My wife has 2 circular orangish colored spots on her skin. Says they feel almost like a burn. Unlike any bug bite or rash I've seenwhat could this be?
She needs to be seen: This kind of rash/spot could be many things. Your best bet is to have a physician look at it to help determine the cause and treatment. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my large toe. I woke up with it being very itchy and filled with fluid on Sunday morning. It is not hot or filled with any fluid at this point or even very itchy, but the skin in an area a little smaller than the size of a dime has tu
Don't let it bug You: It appears that your body's response to the bite has worked perfectly. There is not much to do now but wait and see. As long as no further symptoms appear, you're in the clear. It concerns arise or new developments need to be addressed, have it examined. ...Read more
Hi I have bug bite on my upper thigh. Around the bite I have white normal skin and then a 1-3 inch diameter round bruise.?
Bleeding: The bruiseing is from skin bleeding either from the bite, a stinger or a certain insect venom. If the area becomes red or hot, get it checked. Otherwise, OTC cortisone crwam should help. ...Read more
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