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Please give advice on how to stop itching from bug bites on back?

Please give advice on how to stop itching from bug bites on back?

See below: Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce the itch and the Hydrocortisone can reduce the inflammation. ...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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Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though. Cause?

Several bug bite on back just behind shoulder. Large swollen lymph node on top of collar bone. Bites look to be better though.  Cause?

Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more

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I have what appear to be two elongated bug bites on the back of my thigh and I'm wondering if I should be concerned, if it's poison ivy.

I have what appear to be two elongated bug bites on the back of my thigh and I'm wondering if I should be concerned, if it's poison ivy.

Possible: You can have a doctor check it to see which it is, You can try some OTC Hydrocortisone cream in the meantime. If the spots are elongated like a scratch then it is more likely poison ivy. ...Read more

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My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

My two year old has a fever ranged from 103-101 Advil drops the fever and he has no other symptoms.He does have two bug bites on his back that showed up this morning. My one year old does not have a fever and my two year old acts just fine he has been eat

He should be fine!: Mosquito borne disease usually has an incubation period a bit longer than you mentioned. He is also doing well overall without painful and/or swollen joints; sore muscles/aching tendons; extensive skin rashes; tiredness;headaches and swollen lymph nodes. Put 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bug bites or apply cool compresses. Oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read more

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Bug bites that lead in a trail up my sons back that itch?

Bug bites that lead in a trail up my sons back that itch?

Bed bugs: Bedbug bites are difficult to distinguish from other arthropod bites. A linear series of bites found on awakening suggests bedbugs, but does not occur in all cases. The "linear feeding" may occur as a single bedbug probes multiple times looking for a productive capillary or from many bedbugs feeding along a zone of exposed skin. ...Read more

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I have been suffering from dark patches on my back and bug bites.. Also my skin looks dull is there a medication to remove those patches?

I have been suffering from dark patches on my back and bug bites.. Also my skin looks dull is there a medication to remove those patches?

Time: These patches usually fade away or lighten significantly with time as long as you are not irritating them. A bleaching cream containing several ingredients may also hasten the fading but it is not inexpensive. For even more expensive option, intense pulse light or laser may be considered. ...Read more

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Got a couple of bug bites on the thigh a month ago. Took a week to go away. Suddenly came back in exactly the same place. What causes this?

Got a couple of bug bites on the thigh a month ago. Took a week to go away. Suddenly came back in exactly the same place. What causes this?

Staph infection: It is most likely not a bug bite if it is recurrent. There is a world wide epidemic of hard to treat staph skin infections. I would hope you could get in to see your family doctor soon to get eyes on the spots that are bothering you. ...Read more

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My son has a patch of itchy hard bumps on his back? Bug bites? IMG_2601.JPG

My son has a patch of itchy hard bumps on his back? Bug bites?
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Can't see image on: HealthTap Basic. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

Dry skin?: Itch with rash = allergy. Itch without rash = not an allergy. Usually it's just dry skin. Other possibilities include liver, kidney, thyroid, parathyroid, and psychological disorders. Try hydrating skin by soaking in warm water without soap followed by application of a moisturizing fragrance-free cream or ointment. If not better after a few days see your doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more