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I have bug bites that hurt but don't itch. What do I do?

I have bug bites that hurt but don't itch. What do I do?

? dear flies: As far as I know those may be the only bug bites that hurt only and not itch: dear flies, other bug bites like fire ants hurt and itch, spider bites are usually painless but toxic, at any rate cold packs and pain killers would suffice if any other symptom medical attention need to be sought. ...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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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?

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

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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 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?

Can't guess: Without more information. Best bet would be to ask around in your location as to which insect bites cause very large swellings. You my also be allergic. Use insect repellant. See a doctor if the lump stays around. Good luck! ...Read more

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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 some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!

As with...: ...Most things on the skin, a doctor needs to actually look at this to see what it is. It could be bites, or it could be an infection of the skin (something called impetigo). If it's getting worse and spreading, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can you stop itching from bug bites?

How can you stop itching from bug bites?

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

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What could stop flea / bug bites from itching?

What could stop flea / bug bites from itching?

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

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Can you please help to make bug bites stop itching?

Can you please help to make bug bites stop itching?

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

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I was wondering what would stop flea / bug bites from itching?

I was wondering what would stop flea / bug bites from itching?

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

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Please give advice on how to stop itching from bug bites on back?

Please give advice on how to stop itching from bug bites on back?

See below: Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce the itch and the Hydrocortisone can reduce the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that bug bites will stop itching if you cut them off?

Is it actually true that bug bites will stop itching if you cut them off?

No: Don't cut off the involved skin. If it itches consider making a paste of one part baking soda & one part water. Mix together and place over but bites. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can also help. Take care. ...Read more

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Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what could it be?

Many possibilities: This could be caused something as simple as dry skin or may represent something more complex. Try antihistamines and skin lotion. If no improvement see a physician. ...Read more

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What bug bites cause itching welts?

What bug bites cause itching welts?

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

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Can citrizine make bug bites stop itching?

Can citrizine make bug bites stop itching?

Cetirizine? It can.: Yes, in some cases Zyrtec, or cetirizine as a generic, can help with bug bites. Sometimes it's not quite enough, however, and stronger antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or topical medications like hydrocortisone are needed to help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

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

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What bug bites could leave your skin itching and throbbing for days?

Bug Bites: Any bug bite can cause red, itchy and throbbing skin that can last for a few hours, or even a few days. If the redness is expanding, the site is getting warm or painful, then you might have a skin infection called cellulitis and a doctor needs to see it. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy to itching bug bites?

Sure: Mix baking soda & water together until mushy - apply to bites. ...Read more

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My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

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

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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

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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)?

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)?

Hydrocortisone cream: Try hydrocortisone cream. You can buy it over the counter. It comes in different strenghts. Use the cream with the stronger dose. Make sure the product that you buy has USP on it, for Unites States Pharmacopoiea. ...Read more

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I just came home from the Bahamas and I have about 100 bug bites total covering legs arms and back. How can I stop the itching and do I have malaria?

I just came home from the Bahamas and I have about 100 bug bites total covering legs arms and back. How can I stop the itching and do I have malaria?

See below: There is no Malaria in the Bahamas. Any Anti-Itch lotion containing Pramoxine is excellent for relief of itching. Aveeno (oatmeal) Anti-itch Lotion contains Pramoxine and Calamine ...Read more

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I have what looks like bed bug bites down my butt crack. Itching them has turned the bites into small open bite marks. My gyno said my std results were all negative. Do I go back to my gyno I never told him I suspect bed bug bites I was too embarrassed?

I have what looks like bed bug bites down my butt crack. Itching them has turned the bites into small open bite marks. My gyno said my std results were all negative. Do I go back to my gyno I never told him I suspect bed bug bites I was too embarrassed?

Doubt bedbugs: Bed bug bites 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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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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Hi guys I found out today I have a bug bite or a ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts a lot how do I cure it.? How do you get rid of ant bites.?

Hi guys I found out today I have a bug bite or a ant bite on my toe it itches and hurts a lot how do I cure it.? How do you get rid of ant bites.?

Cortisone cream: Ice, cortisone cream, ibuprophen for pain. Do not scratch or it could get infected. It will take several days to, heal, the best you can do is to control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...Read more

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Bug bite on ankle. Hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. About an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. What could it be?

Bug bite reaction: Assuming it is definitely a bug bite, this is probably more bites or reaction to any venom injected by the insect. See your pcp if it doesn't improve quickly. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more