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Bug Bites That Cause Fever
I have two bug bites on my ankle a week ago. Rather than getting better, they look worse. now my ankle is swollen. I also have a fever. What do I do?
Went to a bonfire, got dozens of bug bites,unable to sleep and have fever,what can I do for relief??
Fever?: If your body temperature is over 100 degree F for no other reasons (not just a feeling of fever), the bites might have been infected since bug bites are not usually associated with a fever. (West Nile fever is a problem in many parts of the country from mosquito bites) If you truly have a fever, you need to see a doctor now. If not, then they will likely subside unless you see pus forming. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 2.5ml could be offerred at night. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
9mo has red spots on thigh&wrist-look like bug bites.Had fever last night of 101.5-has gone down since. No appetite, fussy & moaning today. Connected?
2 y/o had fever anorexia diarrhea X 2d then red flat circular <2cm lesions all over, began on legs. Not bug bites. No new food, med, soap. Dx? herp?
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?
Many: Papular urticaria, as it is called, is what is typically seen from bites by mosquitos, spiders, etc. Usually reactions to the saliva trigger itching, redness and a small bump that resolves in a couple days. Bigger reactions (redness, tenderness), can mean infection; circular rings around the bite may also raise concerns of tick bites leading to Lyme disease; early treatment is very effective. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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