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Dr. William Zachary
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Why is this clear liquid still coming out of my bug bite?

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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Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more


Dr. William Zachary
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What's the clear liquid stuff that comes from a bug bite?

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
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What kind of bug bite is hard, swelling, itches and oozes clear liquid?

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
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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 ?

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
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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?

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
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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

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
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Should i be concerned about liquid coming out of bug bite?

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
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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?

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
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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.

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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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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What kind of insect bite has a hard white middle? Clear liquid can be squeezed out

What kind of insect bite has a hard white middle? Clear liquid can be squeezed out

Ant bites: Most ant bites cause a white bump in the middle. It is best not to squeeze these or poke at them. If they are itchy, using an anti-itch medicine such as caladryl clear may help. Keep them clean and avoid scratching. Call your doctor if redness spreads or there is pus drainage in the area. ...Read more

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