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Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?

That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more

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Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

Fingernail sized blister. Bug bite. Light red. Light itch. Underneath the blister skin looks like Mars surface (ex: Trypophobia pics). 2 weeks now.

I cannot see your: pics but large blisters can be caused by many things including bites, allergic reactions, infection, blistering disorders. I recommend if you aren't clearing in the next week, or if it is getting bigger or more painful, you should see a board certified 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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Something bit my thigh. It's surrounded by black bruises and grew to 3 seperate bumps. We thought it was mosquitoes but the bite is bigger-what is it?

Something bit my thigh. It's surrounded by black bruises and grew to 3 seperate bumps. We thought it was mosquitoes but the bite is bigger-what is it?

Urgent Medical Need: If you have something that is growing or spreading it is time to put the computer away and get to a doctor. Infections in the skin can become life threatening. There is an epidemic of a drug resistant form of staph infection. Please call your family doctor and get in to be seen today. ...Read more

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Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. it gets itchy. appearance changed overnight. hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured ?

Pink raised spot on chin for like 4 years. it gets itchy. appearance changed overnight. hard lump underneath it and skin around it looks discoloured ?

Bacteria on skin: In some cases, scratching an itchy rash, insect bite or other skin irritation can cause a skin break.Sometimes this allows, the normal bacteria on our skin or bacteria from the nails to penetrate the skin layers and cause slight infection.Skin Irritation or infection may result in hardening or changes in the color of the skin.New changes or bothersome changes should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?

Many possibilities: Including infection, insect bites, contact dermatitis, and others. Without a full history and ability to examine these it is impossible to diagnose. Go see a primary care physician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bug bite that turns into a tiny scab, treatment?

Bug bite that turns into a tiny scab, treatment?

Polysporin Topical: Just put a little dab of polysporin antibiotic ointment on there and keep an eye on it. If you develop fever, or the area becomes increasingly red, consult us here on Prime for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Bug bite that has little blisters around it, treatment?

Bug bite that has little blisters around it, treatment?

Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...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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My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard

My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard

Hard to say: Bed bugs usually feed off and on for hours and cause dozens of evident bites on the victim. Significant spider bites leave a dark hole. Single bites could be many things and is often not amenable to anyone determining their origin. ...Read more

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Black spot in skin where I was bite by spider?

Spider bite: Take a picture and show to your Dr. If I knew where you lived I could help more. Get back with more information. ...Read more

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Mosquito bite that turned purple and now getting larger?

Mosquito bite that turned purple and now getting larger?

Little critters : Most mosquito bites form red bumps due to local allergic reaction on the skin to the bite and go away in a few days without treatment. In sensitive skins, the reaction can be enhanced requiring OTC anti allergy medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or orally. If u see a white head appearing on the middle of red bump, it may indicate some infection/pus and may sign of infection due to scratching etc. ...Read more

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Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?

Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?

Larva currens?: Larva currens is an itchy skin condition caused by a parasite called strongyloides stercoralis. It is notable for the itchy rash that moves fairly quickly (sometimes inches per hour) under the skin. Although mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical countries, it can also occur in the southeastern us. You need to be seen by a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor asap. ...Read more

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Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Large painful bite looking bump on side of neck, allergic reaction to bandaid covering it, now rash around neck, chest, legs, and arms. Very itchy!

Mgt suggestions: From your description, the area on the side of the neck may be an insect bite, and the total body rash part of an allergic reaction.Exam the neck area for any bite marks, stingers. I would suggest not attempting to remove the stinger. Applying Hydrocortisone and Calamine in combination with an antihistamine may provide relief. I agree that if you have any breathing problems, proceed to the ED. ...Read more

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Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot . The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Got a pus filled blister which broke open & bled a lot . The skin around it is very red and tinged purple and hard lump underneath. Spider bite?

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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