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Bug Bites Skin Itching Throbbing
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
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
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
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
I have patches of dry itchy skin that go from my elbow and close my hand it only itches once in a while I've never had this before?
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
Itchy skin, scalp is flaking and has dandruff, hair is falling out, facial skin is rough, butt itches. What is wrong? I stopped taking niacin 500mg.
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
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
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
I have a spider bite on my leg that is raised up and itches it looks like a blister. Also on my ankle I have jigger bug bites. What's the best treatmen?
Make sure it's: A spider bite. Mrsa infections often are misdiagnosed as spider bites. ...Read more
All of a sudden it feels like something bit me and thence skin itches and then a sore forms! But there are no bites or bugs. What is this?
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to have it formally diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
I have a large red swollen part of my skin for about 2 days now that itches and has a bug bite in it. I just want to know if I should be worried?
Could be: Mrsa infection which people commonly mistake for spider/bug bites. See your doctor. ...Read more
Have had small pimple like bump with faint white head with black dot in center for almost a week. Just itches a bit from time to time... Bug bite?
Very possible: If there are bugs in your area. It is winter here. ...Read more
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
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
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
I experience skin itching after longer contact with cold water. Doesn't happen after warm showers, pools, etc. Should I do something about it? Thanks
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
Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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