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Bug Bite Turns Blister
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Time: Your immune system knows what to do so let us be patient and wait for the results. You can place topical creams for pain and infections. ...Read more
My daughter has a bug bite allergy that she blisters up when bitten how to protect and treat blisters that form?
Are there mosquito bites that do not itch? I have a bug bite , same size as mosquito bite but it's not itching or turning into a blister
Yes but: The very first mosquito bite may not induce itching but subsequent ones will since one then becomes allergic to the components in the venom. Not all insect bites induce itching (spider bite for example) . The odds are against a mosquito bite not being itchy and thus the bite was likely from another insect. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has a hard blistering bump on his leg. I'm sure it's a bug bite. I'm worried about brown recluse spiders. Should I take him to a dr or wait?
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?
I am an American visiting Peru. I got a bug bite which now has a blister and a swollen area around on my hand. What should I do?
Now 18 hrs. out: By now I hope you are on the mend. If it is getting worse, see a Peruvian Doc. Increased swelling now might be worrisome infection/venom. At 18 hrs. out, if it is already getting better, warm soaks may help it along as the mild increase in circulation helps heal and fight minor infection. If it itches, though, heat may make it itch more. The picture is a tick bite which is a separate story. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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