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Bug Bites That Don T Itch Or Hurt
I've been getting small bug bites that are red but don't itch, hurt, create a bump & go away the next day. Could they be by fleas or seasonal bugs?
Unlikely: Bug bites often cause itching. You should get your doctor to look at the rash. ...Read more
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
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
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
I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?
I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!
I have a rash on my left thigh, the left side of my chest & around my eyes. It itches. Started as red bumps like many small insect bites. What is it?
Hi I have two purple (what I assume are) bug bites on my upper calve. Yesterday they were itching a lot, although I didn't notice the color at that ti?
Rash: You may need to see your primary doctor, rash with itching could be multi factorial including different ideologies, varying from viral to bacterial him/insect bite. Thank you ...Read more
Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increase the penetration of cortisone to the skin. However the otc cream may well be too weak and you may need a more potent rx preparation. I have found gold bond anti-itch cream or sarna often helpful in reducing itching. ...Read more
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites. However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. This can be very difficult so many people elect to hire pest control professionals. ...Read more
Steroid creams: A steroid cream would be helpful. Oral antihistamines are helpful as well. Do not use creams with antihistamines in the cream. ...Read more
Flea Bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A paste made of @ parts baking soda and 1 part water can be applied to the bites. However the bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. ...Read more
Lots of bugs: Most insect bites cause local inflammatory reactions like itching and welts that are mild and resolve within a few hours without complications. Of course bee stings and cause more severe local and systemic reactions if you are allergic but any biting bug could cause a localized response. Mosquito bites are common culprits. Ticks, flies, and fleas are also implicated. ...Read more
I'm a 16 year old female and the bottom of my have been itching recently. No bug bites on them. They just itch occasionally. What is the problem?
Fungal?: I assume that you mean bottom of your feet that are itching. Fungal infections of feet are common and need to be ruled out. ...Read more
I went to cozumel a year ago. I got two bug bites. I treated them with stroid creme arfter weeks of itching. The bites have started raising up again.
Might not be bites: It is possible that these were a type of eczema or another skin reaction. It would be unlikely for the same area to become irritated from a bite over a year ago. Would see your primary doc and see what they think. ...Read more
Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more
Dry skin?: Itch with rash = allergy. Itch without rash = not an allergy. Usually it's just dry skin. Other possibilities include liver, kidney, thyroid, parathyroid, and psychological disorders. Try hydrating skin by soaking in warm water without soap followed by application of a moisturizing fragrance-free cream or ointment. If not better after a few days see your doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more
These lesions: Would need to be visualized in order to determine what they are and to advise of treatment options. ...Read more
Top of feet are red and itching looks like bug bites and it won't go away should I be soaking my feet in epson salt water?
A bug bites me when I was on beac, after 1 day my arm got so big around that area that the bug bites, no pain, no blister, just itching, what can I do?
Bug bites: Some insects can cause a venomous bite, meaning it can cause redness and swelling and itching. If it is really bad you should have it checked out to make sure you do not have cellulitis and if needed the doc can prescribe antibiotics. Meanwhile you can try some over the counter antihistaminic like benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
I have bug bites along my arm and shoulder (not mosquito) and the swelling/itching is pretty bad. Is there anything I can take other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
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