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Doctor insights on: Bug Bites That Cause Soreness And Tenderness

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I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor

Needs to be checked: It needs to be evaluated as the spots are persisting. Have you used any cream or ointment. See your doctor or a dermatologist
it could be a bug bites, skin infection like impetigo, sometimes the bug bites get infected as well. ...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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I have gotten a number of larger, red, itchy bug bites with whitish yellowish centers in a few of them over te last few nights while sleeping. I have also developed a sore swollen tonsil on my right side with white splotches on it, are these interrelated?

I have gotten a number of larger, red, itchy bug bites with whitish yellowish centers in a few of them over te last few nights while sleeping. I have also developed a sore swollen tonsil on my right side with white splotches on it, are these interrelated?

Hard to tell: Although it is unlikely that they are related, it is also impossible to rule out such a probability without more information and possibly testing. The yellowish stuff in the lesion is suggestive of an infection and thus you need to see your doctor about this problem. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash behind my ears resembling pimples/bug bites that is sore&feels inflamed and is pink in color. Any ideas on what it could be?

I have developed a rash behind my ears resembling pimples/bug bites that is sore&feels inflamed and is pink in color. Any ideas on what it could be?

Rash behind ear: Could be fungal versus eczema versus impetigo (staph) Would follow up with doc as may need prescription medication like mupirocin, lotrisone or even oral medicaion if you have a mastoiditis (infection of the bone behind the ear) ...Read more

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Both my partner and I have hard lumps mainly under armpits. Insect bites from camping 7days ago. More appearing. Very sore. Taking allergy relief?

Both my partner and I have hard lumps mainly under armpits. Insect bites from camping 7days ago. More appearing. Very sore. Taking allergy relief?

Infection>: I am not concerned about the bites being infected when they become sore. Allergy pill would not work. See your doctor to find out if an antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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I've a rash that looks like insect bites (around 70) mainly on my torso (both sides). Feels like bruises, very tender, aching under them. Any ideas?!

Dermatologist: That would be a huge amount of insect bites and you would have noticed them long before 70 occurred. Tenderness and aching are also unusual features. I recommend a consultation with a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. A viral illness like pityriasis rosea could be present. ...Read more

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What would cause what looks like bug bites and tenderness that has lasted a week?

What would cause what looks like bug bites and tenderness that has lasted a week?

Delayed Reactions: Delayed insect bite allergic reactions lasting a few weeks are not uncommon. Other entities however need to excluded including drug allergy, autoimmune disease, infectious diseases and other entities. ...Read more

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My Son is still experiencing foot pain from a bug bites 3 weeks ago. The following also describes him: Foot tenderness to touch. What shouldo I do?

My Son is still experiencing foot pain from a bug bites 3 weeks ago. The following also describes him: Foot tenderness to touch. What shouldo I do?

It's time.: Three weeks seems a bit too long to still have anything more than some minor residual pain. Apparently, the tenderness is increasing, which could be a problem. I suggest you have his foot evaluated by a specialist just to play safe. ...Read more

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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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I have a bug bite that swelled up like mosquito bites and now its flat, red and sore. Should I be worried?

I have a bug bite that swelled up like mosquito bites and now its flat, red and sore. Should I be worried?

May be infected: Since it is red and tender, it may be infected. Any bite can get secondarily infected. I recommend warm water compresses followed by topical antibiotic ointment eg. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment two times per day. If it does not improve and the red area expands, please see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite, a tiny one that turn into a sore can I get aids if blood got on it?

AIDs: Virus is very weak and does not survive very well outside of the human body. I doubt you have anything to worry about. If you are concerned I would get a test done in a few months. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my inner thigh, it has a red ring around it and a black dot in the middle of the bite and is sore. What kind of bite is this?

I have a bug bite on my inner thigh, it has a red ring around it and a black dot in the middle of the bite and is sore. What kind of bite is this?

It's hard to tell: Unless u saw the offending agent itself. Can be from anything- spider, ant, scorpion, tick etc. Follow up with your Dr if the area gets redder and bigger & you may need to take antibiotics. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have a small round spot on the back of my thigh that has small whitish bumps all in it and it is sore. This isn't the first time I have had this happen just thought it was a bug bite but since it keeps coming back I'm not really sure what it is?

I have a small round spot on the back of my thigh that has small whitish bumps all in it and it is sore. This isn't the first time I have had this happen just thought it was a bug bite but since it keeps coming back I'm not really sure what it is?

Viral Vrs bacterial: It is best to have your physician look at the bump but in short the bump sounds like a viral or bacterial infection. As it seems it recurs in the same spot this is most likely a viral infection. The treatment would be depending on the for sure diagnosis which is why you should see your doctor when the bump is active and has not been manipulated in any way. ...Read more

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I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

I got bitten by a spider and now joints are sore and have an invertigo like feeling. Do u know what sort of spider causes those symptoms in australia?

Spider: Spider bites can be nasty. Your symptoms can come from any toxin from almost any spider. Check the bite site and see what is happening there. Given that you have vertigo which you never had before may be a sign of neural toxicity - I would go have this checked. ...Read more

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I have one bite on my arm it was like a welt and itched then went to hard and sore could it be bed bugs?

I have one bite on my arm it was like a welt and itched then went to hard and sore could it be bed bugs?

Bed bug bits: May have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from 1 hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. ...Read more

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My outer ear is sore. Not sure if it's a pimple, bug bite, or from wearing ear buds. Should I be concerned?

My outer ear is sore. Not sure if it's a pimple, bug bite, or from wearing ear buds. Should I be concerned?

Might be earbud, bud: That skin in the ear is very sensitive. It is likely a skin pore or pimple in there that got inflamed. Best to keep ear buds out, clean well with warm water / washcloth and put some triple antibiotic ointment on it. If it gets worse you might want to see a doctor for ear drops used fur swimmers ear. ...Read more

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Have pain in Back going up my neck and into head, Also eyes are very sore and a bit of nausea. What can be the cause?

Have pain in Back going up my neck and into head, Also eyes are very sore and a bit of nausea. What can be the cause?

Hard to say: Without a detailed history and thorough examination. If you are already under the care of a physician, I would suggest starting from there, so he may address your other issues to come out with a more effective treatment plan. You might need to see a neurologist (for headaches) or a psychiatrist (for anxiety, PTSD) and other related issues. ...Read more

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Hey there My left eye is completely red the White bit off your eye it's rather sore I was just wondering what causes this Thanks x?

Hey there My left eye is completely red the White bit off your eye it's rather sore I was just wondering what causes this Thanks x?

Sub conj heme: Possibly sub conjunctival hemorrhage. Can occur without cause since the conj vessels are superficial and burst on exertion like coughing and sneezing repulsively, or lifting heavy weight. Even exertion on constipation. Pain is usually absent but may feel a sense of heaviness and foreign body sensation. If it just happened apply ice and lubricants. Not Resolve by itself from 5 to ten days. See MD ...Read more

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I have these pea sized lumps in my armpits? One is red and very sore and the other is just a bit sore and not red, what is it? Cant sleep cause of it

I have these pea sized lumps in my armpits? One is red and very sore and the other is just a bit sore and not red, what is it? Cant sleep cause of it

Likely infection: What you describe is likely an infection of the hair follicle called folliculitis. This can happen if dried sweat stays around too long and can also be started initially by just an irritation to the area by the deodorant used. Warm compresses to the area may help. Stop using the deodorant. You may need an antibiotic. See your MD for diagnosis, recommendations and treatment. ...Read more

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My left hand in the palm has been sore for a couple days especially when I stretch it. Today a small bump appeared. It's not a bug bite but it itches?

My left hand in the palm has been sore for a couple days especially when I stretch it. Today a small bump appeared. It's not a bug bite but it itches?

Bump on palm: Hard to say for sure without an exam, but ganglion cysts feel like little bumps underneath the skin and sometimes they can be sore. If it's on the surface of the skin (you can see it with your eyes), it could be an inflammatory reaction to something - a bug bite, trauma, or something else entirely. Hydrocortisone cream can work well for itchy spots, and if not improving, get it checked out! ...Read more