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Dr. William Zachary
Board Certified, Wilderness Medicine
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Why is this clear liquid still coming out of my bug bite?

Dr. William Zachary
Board Certified, Wilderness Medicine
20 years in practice
61K people helped
Why is this clear liquid still coming out of my bug bite?

Serous fluid: This drainage is probably serous fluid; it's usually not a worry and often occurs after intensive scratching. During sleep people will often scratch itchy bites without recollection of having done so. I am prone to do this to bites on my ankles with my toenail. If excessive redness or pus (milky fluid) occurs, see your doctor. Cortisone cream helps with itching. Bandaging at night can help too. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. bug bites?

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Board Certified, Podiatry
23 years in practice
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I woke up with huge red VERY itchy bumps on my feet. They are also hard, painful, blistered, clear liquid coming out and turned purple. bug bites?

I would highly: recommend a visit to a podiatrist or dermatologist. There are a few different things this could be….you may need samples of the fluid or biopsy of the lesion to ultimately figure it out. There is a blistery form of athletes foot that is possible, bug bite, autominnune reaction, herpes, and the list goes on . ...Read more

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Dr. William Zachary
Board Certified, Wilderness Medicine
20 years in practice
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What's the clear liquid stuff that comes from a bug bite?

Dr. William Zachary
Board Certified, Wilderness Medicine
20 years in practice
61K people helped
What's the clear liquid stuff that comes from a bug bite?

Serous fluid: This drainage is probably serous fluid; it's usually not a worry and often occurs after intensive scratching. During sleep people will often scratch itchy bites without recollection of having done so. I am prone to do this to bites on my ankles with my toenail. If excessive redness or pus (milky fluid) occurs, see your doctor. Cortisone cream helps with itching. Bandaging at night can help too. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
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What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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Rash: People often want to assume it is a bug bite when that is not always the case. A rash is best evaluated in person by a doctor who can truly determine if a biopsy or specific treatment is needed. Many insect bites/stings can lead to the reaction you describe but it would be best to have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
27 years in practice
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I have a bump on my shoulder that keeps leaking a clear liquid non stop i don't know if its a bug bite it has a weird shape to it what is it ?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I have a bump on my shoulder that keeps leaking a clear liquid non stop i don't know if its a bug bite it has a weird shape to it what is it ?

Clear Fluid Bumps: Watery bumps on the skin can be caused by a variety of factors. Various skin conditions can cause such symptoms, as can skin irritation, allergies, viral infections or bacterial infections and blistering diseases. Successful treatment of watery bumps on the skin depends on the cause. See your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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I have a bug bite in my belly button and it really itchy and is oozing clear liquid what kind of bug bit me?

BELLY BUTTON BITE: SORRY, I CANNOT TELL YOU WHICH BUG BIT YOU. WHEN DID IT HAPPEN? SEE YOUR REGULAR DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST IF IT PERSISTS. BEST LUCK ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Bug bite that was very itchy. Scabbed over when i itched it, now I have several more pimple like itchy bumps. Clear liquid when popped. Profile picture

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Bug bite that was very itchy. Scabbed over when i itched it, now I have several more pimple like itchy bumps. Clear liquid when popped. Profile picture

Allergy: It's possible that the serum in the original bite contained material that caused additional allergic reactions in the surrounding skin. Have you applied cortisone type cream to the rash? Taking an antihistamine like benadryl(may cause drowsiness) will also help the reaction and the itch. If redness and burning appear you may be developing cellulitis which requires antibiotic medication and cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Should i be concerned about liquid coming out of bug bite?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
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Should i be concerned about liquid coming out of bug bite?

Exudate vs. pus: The clear fluid is likely exudate, a response of your body to the injury. Cool compresses with aloe vera gel may help. Liquid which is opaque or colored could indicate an infection, which should likely be treated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. William Schmidt
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
49 years in practice
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Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Dr. William Schmidt
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
49 years in practice
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Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Let them heal.: The bites will heal but if the itching is a problem your pharmacy has several items to help. As for the blister let it alone and it will break open itself. There is no need for cortozone. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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My 2yr old son has an insect bite just below the bent of his arm on the out side it is very swollen and hard with clear liquid coming from it.

Dr. Jay Park
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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My 2yr old son has an insect bite just below the bent of his arm on the out side it is very swollen and hard with clear liquid coming from it.

Cold compress: Applying a cold compress and keep area clean are all needed most of the times. In case swelling spreads, have him checked. ...Read more

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