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I have 5 bug bites on my ankles. But some are leaking clear fluid when I scratch them. What kind of bug bit me?

I have 5 bug bites on my ankles. But some are leaking clear fluid when I scratch them. What kind of bug bit me?

More than one?: It is more likely that is more than one of the same bug, possibly ants that bit you. It is impossible to know with that description. But keep area clean, dry, don't scratch it, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.

Doubt cpx: You gain lifelong immunity to chickenpox with your first case. Your description is to vague for a specific label. We cannot view any pictures you might have uploaded on this public site. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

Need more info: You have come to the right place. Unfortunately rashes are difficult if impossible to diagnose without seeing. It is not clear where these are either. This type of rash can be many things. I suggest setting up a consult with one of HealthTap doctors where you can discuss it in more detail and upload photos. ...Read more

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Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Let them heal.: The bites will heal but if the itching is a problem your pharmacy has several items to help. As for the blister let it alone and it will break open itself. There is no need for cortozone. ...Read more

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I have blister like bumps on my chin. They are filled with clear fluid. No head or pus. And they seem to spread. No other symptoms.

I have blister like bumps on my chin. They are filled with clear fluid. No head or pus. And they seem to spread. No other symptoms.

See a dermatologist: Without seeing these and getting a full history, including a list of any medications you may be on it is impossible to speculate on a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can spider bites get little blisters with clear fluid?

Can spider bites get little blisters with clear fluid?

Natural Process: With injury to our skin, inflammation occurs which means the area becomes red, warm, tender and with swelling. Swelling occurs under the skin layers and causes them to bulge creating a protective fluid cushion called a blister. As the area heals, the fluid will be resorbed or when no longer needed, the blister opens and it drains. This should take about a week. Keep it covered and protected. ...Read more

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How to protect a 2-yr old from mosquitos? Child develops blisters that ooze clear fluid shortly after being bitten.

Clothing/DEET/timing: Selecting loose fitting, long sleeve & long pant options can cut the available skin exposed to bites. Judicious use of deet containing bug spray, limited to lower legs/ankles, neck & forearms (not hands).Avoiding play during the swarming time around dusk or other times you notice them in significant numbers. To remain effective deet is renewed hourly/10% of concentration. ...Read more

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I noticed small blisters filled with a clear fluid. It is not itchy or irritating. When I rub them they pop, doesn't hurt. Noticed after sports.

I noticed small blisters filled with a clear fluid. It is not itchy or irritating. When I rub them they pop, doesn't hurt. Noticed after sports.

Blister Location?: It would be more helpful to tell me where the blisters are located? Are they on the hands, feet, elbows, back, legs? Knowing the location and that they occurred after sports would provide more clues about the correct diagnosis and then treatment. Thanks for your question. ...Read more

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I have been bit by something, I did not feel it bite me. The bite is swollen like a mosquito bite, has a blister with clear fluid, and itch really bad?

Blister beetle?: You do not indicate where you live. The blister beetle is mostly in southeast, especially Texas. It may be walking on you while you sleep. If this tickles, you brush it off without waking. The insect then secretes a defensive juice called cantheradin which causes clear blisters. There is nothing to do but wait for it to heal. ...Read more

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4 days ago my husband noticed I had a cluster of small red clear fluid filled blisters on my lower abdomen. They did not hurt itch till yesterday?

4 days ago my husband noticed I had a cluster of small red clear fluid filled blisters on my lower abdomen. They did not hurt itch till yesterday?

Skin blisters: You should see your primary care physician for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. It could be a viral or bacterial infection. Shingles can be a possibility. ...Read more

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Can bug bites look like blisters?

Can bug bites look like blisters?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my bug bites have water blisters?

Why do my bug bites have water blisters?

Some bugs do: Insect venom contains enzymes and toxins and these can lead to blisters. ...Read more

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What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

Almost any kind.: Virtually any sort of bug bite can cause blistering. I generally don't recommend popping these blisters 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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What insect bites and leaves a cluster of liquid filled blisters?

What insect bites and leaves a cluster of liquid filled blisters?

Infected bite: Any bite or break in the skin can become infected and result in a blister. Use an antibiotic ointment. You might need an oral antibiotic if it is not responding or if it is spreading. The liquid in the blister is usually contagious. ...Read more

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Can blood blister come from bug bites?

Can blood blister come from bug bites?

Yes: A blood blister is a small amount of bleeding under the skin. If you are scratching yourself from the bug bite then you could form a blood blister. ...Read more

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My 3 bug bites have turned into a redish purple blister/bruise. Should I be concerned?

My 3 bug bites have turned into a redish purple blister/bruise. Should I be concerned?

Depends: Depends on what kind of "bug" bit you. Symptoms are sometimes normal for some "bugs" but in other cases may turn out to be a serious problem in a few days. See your family physician. ...Read more

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What bug bites blister & ooze?

What bug bites blister & ooze?

? fire ants: Fire ants are notorious when they bite, can cause blistering and oozing, at times allergic reaction 2 sensitized individuals, although those are present in southern united ststes, the other possibility is chiggers. ...Read more

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What bug bites and leaves a blister?

Many types of: Insect bites can blister - it is a non-specific rxn. ...Read more

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How to treat blisters on ankles from bug bites?

How to treat blisters on ankles from bug bites?

Anti-itch med: If the blisters itch you can use an over the counter cortisone cream or Diphenhydramine on them per directions on tube. If they look slightly red and infected, apply some over the counter antibiotic if not allergic to it. If severely infected, see a doctor (either pcp or podiatrist). Try to not scratch at the bites. You can keep a bandage over them to deter scratching. ...Read more

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I went to a friend is in that bed bug bites what do I do about them they are blistering up?

Wet dressings: Arthropod bites respond to open wet dressings 10 minutes three times daily followed by Hydrocortisone 1% cream. Best to see your md for a stronger cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Hi, I got about 9 bug bites in about the size of a half dollar on my left side. Now they are blistering. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I got about 9 bug bites in about the size of a half dollar on my left side. Now they are blistering. Should I be concerned?

More likely shingles: Ask your doctor to prescribe a anti-viral agent for you now in order to reduce the duration and intensity of the problem. ...Read more

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Do bed bug bites itch and swell up like blisters?

Do bed bug bites itch and swell up like blisters?

It is possible but: Can appear different then this description. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more