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What bug bites could leave your skin itching and throbbing for days?

What bug bites could leave your skin itching and throbbing for days?

Bug Bites: Any bug bite can cause red, itchy and throbbing skin that can last for a few hours, or even a few days. If the redness is expanding, the site is getting warm or painful, then you might have a skin infection called cellulitis and a doctor needs to see it. ...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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My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and I would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

Clustered Rash: We do not know the age of your little brother which might guide us in learning about this rash. 6 or 7 little spots which look like "bug bites" to you is helpful. Anyone else have a similar rash? Is it increasing in size or number of areas? Are they crusted over? Is there overlying redness extending from the areas? Ddx: includes impetigo, mite bites as scabies, spider or mosquito bites ...Read more

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Can dial antibacterial soap cause skin itching sometimes? I always think it speeds up healing on chigger and mosquito bites seems to work

Can dial antibacterial soap cause skin itching sometimes? I always think it speeds up healing on chigger and mosquito bites seems to work

You, can be allergic: Antibacterial soap like all soaps can elicit allergic reactions in some people. This results in rash &/or itching &/or swelling. Interestingly soaps are not required to list every single ingredient, as is the case with foods, so ingredients change periodically, and allergies can emerge. All antibiotic agents speed up healing because bacterial inhibit healing. ...Read more

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Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream instead of scratching it. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

Insect Bite: Signs and symptoms of an insect bite result from the injection of venom or other substances into your skin. The venom causes pain and sometimes triggers an allergic reaction. The severity of the reaction depends on your sensitivity to the insect venom or substance and whether you've been stung or bitten more than once. See your doctor as the bite may be infected. ...Read more

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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may
have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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What is the reason for severe skin itching?

What is the reason for severe skin itching?

Many causes: Assuming the itch is not associated with a rash there are many possibilities. Common causes would include dermatographia, dry skin, stress, allergy and arthropod infestation. Less common, more serious causes would include liver or kidney disease, internal malignancy to name a few. If you have persistent, unexplained itching visit your dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My Heamoglobin is 12.9, Lymphocytes is 40, Basophils is 0, MCH is 26.8 and MCHC 30.4. I am facing skin itching. What its causes and cures. Please advi?

Too little info: The blood results are not concerning. Many things can cause facial itching but you haven't provided any further description so no guidance can be given. ...Read more

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Is it any remedies or skin itching? What treatment should I use?

Is it any remedies or skin itching? What treatment should I use?

Dry skin: Most itchy skin is secondary to dry skin. Worhtwhille lotions to try are lubiderm or eucerin. If the symptoms do not improve see your physician. ...Read more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to deal with diabetes skin itching and swelling?

Can you tell me how to deal with diabetes skin itching and swelling?

See your doctor: There could be several factors at work here, especially the swelling. Best to have a thorough exam and workup including labs and ekg by your physician. ...Read more

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What can I do if my skin itching all over in the most random spots! Help!?

Itchy skin rashes: It is hard to get a diagnosis from your brief description. Plus it would be difficult to know what it is without actually seeing the rashes. It can be acute urticaria, acute folliculitis or eczema... Treatments are often different for in those cases. In the mean time, you can try otc zyrtec/ or claritin/allergy/benadryl once or twice a day and applying otc topical corticosteroid cream to it. ...Read more

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Skin, itching problem as well as "dark spots" on my back. How to treat this?

Skin, itching problem as well as "dark spots" on my back. How to treat this?

Skin Itching: The dark spots are called postinflammatory Hyperpigmentation meaning skin irritation causes the skin to darken. Pruritis can be caused by eczema, allergic skin reactions, medications, nerves and systemic disease like thyroid, kidney, liver, infections and rarely cancer. See your dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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My 2 years old daughter is having skin itching may I know the cause of this. Thank you?

My 2 years old daughter is having skin itching may I know the cause of this. Thank you?

Eczema?: Your daughter may have eczema. If she is itching without a rash, try some moisturizer such as cetaphil or cerave cream. If there is a rash, try otc hydrocortisone. If neither of those remedies help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My CBC count is 15000 & I'm suffering from skin itching problem. Which medicine helps me in this situation?

Get an answer: You have serious myeloproliferative disease until proved otherwise and it needs to be managed by someone who knows what they are doing. Your exact details of your bloodwork are known to your physician and will determine appropriate rx. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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