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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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What do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

What do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

If the lesions are : Only on the eye lids - i would be doubtful that they were bedbugs. Bites are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. I can only describe bed bug bites in general (not specific to eye area). Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several >. ...Read more

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My 3 year old is covered head to toe in bug bites. What can I do ?

My 3 year old is covered head to toe in bug bites. What can I do ?

Get him to dr: When its a child many bugs carry potential of bacteria etc. The child may also have an allergic reaction. It may be nothing but why take the chance. ...Read more

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11 mth old swollen nodes on back of head at neck for 2 weeks. Went down 1 day & came back.No fever or other symptoms. Bug bites on head. Call doc?

11 mth old swollen nodes on back of head at neck for 2 weeks.  Went down 1 day & came back.No fever or other symptoms. Bug bites on head. Call doc?

Reactive: These nodes are reacting to the bug bite on the scalp. Ibuprofen could help with swelling. If the nodes continue to swell or get worse a course of antibiotics could be helpful. So i would see the doc in 1-2 weeks if not better. ...Read more

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I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected(surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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What bug bites hurt not itch?

What bug bites hurt not itch?

Bug bites: Any allergic reaction to a bug bite can itch however, spider bites, and deer fly are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than fire ants, mosquitos, or chiggers. Some 'bites' are not really bites at all, but rather the discomfort comes from a sting such as: fire ants, bees wasps and scorpions. ...Read more

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What should I do about these bug bites?

What should I do about these bug bites?

Bug bites: Are you sure these are bug bites? Not hives or another type of rash? If they are indeed bug bites a topical steroid should help, such as hydrocortisone, otherwise see your doctor about them. ...Read more

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What medications can soothe chinch bug bites?

What medications can soothe chinch bug bites?

OTC: antihistamine cream or oral , and an anti-itch cream to start with, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, that in addition to standard bedroom hygiene which I trust you do, take care ...Read more

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Can you tell me what these mystery bug bites are?

You haven't given: Enough information to even guess at the answer. You can provide clarifying information and re-ask or consider having your physician take a look. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the worst thing that can happen from bug bites?

What is the worst thing that can happen from bug bites?

Mostly itching : Although the vast majority of bug bites are at most itchy for several days, in certain geographic areas bites can transmit disease such as lymes, malaria, tsi tsi fever, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bug bites?

How to get rid of bug bites?

Treat appropriately: I suspect that the bugs are no longer around and that you had reactions limited to the skin. You can use OTC antihistamines, such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or at night diphenhydramine. You can apply cold compresses, and then a "cocktail" of Sarna with pramoxime (good anti-itch lotion) with hydrocortisone 1% 2-4 times daily. If this treatment does not help, see a physician. ...Read more

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Are bug bites the same thing as allergies?

Are bug bites the same thing as allergies?

No: Bug bites are not the same as allergy. Most folks who have a bug bite (mosquito) will have local swelling and itchiness that resolves relatively quickly. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of bug bites?

What is the quickest way to get rid of bug bites?

Cortisone injection: Injecting the area with cortisone would be the fastest way but most people would need just a topical cortisone. ...Read more

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What are bed bug bites like?

What are bed bug bites like?

Bed bug bites may: Ause no sx's or signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there is a reaction, it may not show for several days after bed bug has bitten. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions which are clear in center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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