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The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

Nerve: Check for nerve compression including the wrist and elbow areas. Consult an orthopedist and get some nerve conduction study done. This is not my specialty and hope others in HT will comment on this 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 huge bug bites that I've been getting for months now. When they initially appear they differ in size, they are usually hot hard and red.?

I have huge bug bites that I've been getting for months now. When they initially appear they differ in size, they are usually hot hard and red.?

Bites?: How do u know they are bug bites? Possibly Mrsa lesions? Best see a physician or schedule a virtual consult so we can see pictures ...Read more

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Giaant red welts from bug bites - what is this?

Giaant red welts from bug bites - what is this?

Not answerable.: It is often difficult to distinguish a bite from one insect from another. However spider bite often gets larger and infected. ...Read more

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Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Agree wi last: Response. These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. ...Read more

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Two bug bites red and little bumps after three weeks?

Without being able: To examine you and see the actual lesions in question it is impossible to suggest what may be wrong or if this is a normal healing process. It would be best to see a health care professional for evaluation if it is concerning you. ...Read more

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There is big red welted bug bites all over my child. What should I do?

There is big red welted bug bites all over my child. What should I do?

Call: Call your pediatrician. Bites may be from any number of different insects, and rx may vary. Call the pro. ...Read more

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Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Depends on what you: Are referring to. Chiggers can. Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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My son has little red dots on him that looks like bug bits. What is this and what can I do to get rid of this red little bug bites?

My son has little red dots on him that looks like bug bits. What is this and what can I do to get rid of this red little bug bites?

Keep it clean: If you can identify & avoid the bug to stop new bites, the skin will clear over time if you just keep it clean. If there are irritated areas, a simple wash with an antibacterial soap should help it heal. ...Read more

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I've been having reoccurring bug bites but my roommate has not. The bites are red and itchy with a flesh tone hard center. They spread out to be big?

I've been having reoccurring bug bites but my roommate has not. The bites are red and itchy with a flesh tone hard center. They spread out to be big?

Allergic?: Try benedryl and OTC anti-itch creams - ask the druggist. Keep skin clean/dry - dilute vinegar can help itch too. If you are sensitive and roommate's not, that can explain it. I'm always more bitten than others and react big too! I know how it feels. See a doctor if it gets too bad. Don't scratch!! ...Read more

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What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

Almost any kind.: Virtually any sort of bug bite can cause blistering. I generally don't recommend popping these blisters unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have red itchy bumps and appears to be bug bites?

What to do if I have red itchy bumps and appears to be bug bites?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of inflamed red itchy bug bites?

How do I get rid of inflamed red itchy bug bites?

Get rid of bugs: Cortisone and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or pills can help itching/inflammation. Most importantly, get rid of the bugs! ...Read more

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Two red itchy bumps like bug bites they just popped up?

They are probably...: Just bug bites. We have all had them just pop up without knowing what bit us at one time or another. If they persist or get infected, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

Depends on symptoms: Unless u are allergic to any cream, u can generically clean the area and apply otc antibiotic cream and an anti-inflammatory cream, if that doesn't help in a day or 2 consult ur 1ry md. ...Read more

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I have large bumps around my ankles and they itch, but are not red. They seem to be large bug bites, but I have not been outside of near any bugs.?

I have large bumps around my ankles and they itch, but are not red. They seem to be large bug bites, but I have not been outside of near any bugs.?

Ankle rash: Can be from bug bites, however there are other things that can cause an itching rash on the ankles and feet. Getting an exam and history will pinpoint the exact diagnosis and treatment plan that you may need for healing. ...Read more

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I have been getting some large red bug bites that last about a week and are very itchy. Ill get about two at a time - seem to happen at night - ideas?

Rash: Could be bed bugs if they are not there before bed and you wake up with them. Or more than likely it is hives. You really should see a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Bug bites that causes red bruising with a white dot in the middle, what is this?

Bug bites that causes red bruising with a white dot in the middle, what is this?

Infection: Bug bites that result in red bruising with a white dot in the middle could be due to fire ant bites (but not common in NYC). Or could be due to infection (an abscess). Usually the white dot that you describe indicates pus that needs to be drained. Please see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

Can you recommend a remedy for itchy red welts that turn into bug bites?

? Urticaria: And could chronic if that has been going on for sometime, please see an allergist, if not, could be just acute urticaria and will go on its own, OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more