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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?
See a DR: Do you really expect any other answer? Get help TODAY. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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?
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?
Vacation Costa Rica. 12yo daughter bad fever last night. Gave ibuprofen -it broke. Morning- fevers back. Has bug bites. No joint pain or throwing up?
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 more
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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