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Is there anything I can do when a bug bite turns in to a blister?

Is there anything I can do when a bug bite turns in to a blister?

Yes: Bug bites can turn to blisters sometimes. This is from the intense reaction that the bite caused in the skin. It's best to not pop blisters as this can open the skin to infection. Topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream applied under a band-aid can help reduce the inflammation (and intense itching) and minimize the risk of infection. Fortunately, most bug bites improve in a week or so. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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What to do when a bug bite turns into a blister with pus?

What to do when a bug bite turns into a blister with pus?

Thanks for asking!: Go to a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
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If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

Leave it alone: By opening it artificially you will create an open inflamed surface onto which bacterial growth may occur. If you can tolerate leaving it alone, do so. If you cannot, have your pharmacist suggest an antibacterial ointment you can apply to the surface or just wash with soap and water and keep it very clean. It should heal in a day or two. ...Read more

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Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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What could a nickel to quater sized round open wound mean after someone has scratched a bug bite or popped a blister? Open, but not painful?

What could a nickel to quater sized round open wound mean after someone has scratched a bug bite or popped a blister? Open, but not painful?

Simple answer: It means you scratched the skin off and created an open wound.Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Infection: This could be some type of allergic reaction, but your symptoms worry me. A staph or strep infection some times starts out this way. Elevate the area, apply warm compress. If not better see your doctor right away to get it checked out. ...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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Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite. What could this be and how to treat it?

Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite. What could this be and how to treat it?

Bug bite: It could be that your lesion is not actually a bug bite, or it could have become infected from scratching. Please see your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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Insect Bite (Definition)

Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more


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