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My 19 m/o son woke up with bite marks around his ankles. Look like oversized mosquito bites. They don't appear to bother him. Could they be bed bugs?

My 19 m/o son woke up with bite marks around his ankles. Look like oversized mosquito bites. They don't appear to bother him. Could they be bed bugs?

Possible: But not to worry except that is you find bedbugs, get an exterminator. For treatment, use benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Hydrocortisone and watch for signs of infection (redness, swelling, warmth, and pain). If this develops, seek treatment immediately. ...Read more

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How can I cover up blotchy red cheeks?

How can I cover up blotchy red cheeks?

Make-up: Make-up such as dermablend or make-up with a green-yellow base will mute out red color. ...Read more

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Do scabie bumps come and go? Like you scratch... Bumps show up... Go away in a while.... Then show up again... Whenever it decides to again??? Looks like pimples

Do scabie bumps come and go?

Like you scratch... Bumps show up... Go away in a while.... Then show up again... Whenever it decides to again???

Looks like pimples

PROBABLY NOT SCABIES: In fact, scabies tends to get worse and worse, you may see pictures on the internet, rash may look like short red tunnels especially between fingers, can occur anyplace. I can't tell what you have from your description, but you can safely try something like OTC hydrocortisone in an area - see if it clears. For answers you will probably have to show this to a doctor while it is there-stay well ...Read more

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Do hospitals tend to cover up medical errors?

NO COVER UPS : Medical errors (system errors) are treated with the utmost importance in order to prevent them from happening again. Lawsuits are expensive so it behooves the administration of a hospital to thoroughly investigate any breakdowns of the system. ...Read more

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Why do polio shots leave nasty circular scars?

Why do polio shots leave nasty circular scars?

They Dont: No Polio shots do not leave nasyy circular scar.You are mistaken ...Read more

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Can staff start out looking like chicken poxs? (Random red dots everywhere?)

Can staff start out looking like chicken poxs? (Random red dots everywhere?)

Chickenpox: Chickenpox is usually associated with a respiratory illness and present with clusters of red bumps, starting on the chest that turn into fluid filled lesions. The lesions have a small indentation. When they are healing they crust.They spread from the chest to just about everywhere. They are intensely itchy. Staph can start anywhere and the bumps are generally warm and painful and may contain pus. ...Read more

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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

Oozing skin lesions: You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions. Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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How do I clear up black toe mail? All my other toe nails seem to clear up , except my big toes.

How do I clear up black toe mail?  All my other toe nails seem to clear up , except  my big  toes.

Check with your doc: Is it one or two? You want to see a dermatologist to make sure you have no skin cancer like melanoma. Better be safe. Most likely you will be relieved and there will be no cancer. A podiatrist can now clear it up. ...Read more

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Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Insatiable itchy bumps that turn to lumps, itch creams don't help keep me up some nights, goin on for cpl wks, go away n new ones come up?

Look for answers: If this only occurs at night, it could represent allergy to the soap with which you wash your sheets or insect bites. If you don't live alone, insect bites would affect other members of the household. Try changing the soap that you use to wash your linens and night clothes. If the problem still persistd, ask your physician for a referral to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have these spots that are pooping up all over me. They look like bug bites, but they dont itch and the skin oeels. They ooze clear liquid then scab?

I have these spots that are pooping up all over me. They look like bug bites, but they dont itch and the skin oeels. They ooze clear liquid then scab?

There are certainly: a number of potential diagnoses for the symptoms and physical findings you describe. It will not be possible to make an accurate diagnosis without seeing the skin. Make an appointment with a health care provider as soon as possible. This is potentially highly contagious and or could represent serious general medical conditions that need treatment. ...Read more

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Will small cuts leave scars? And aren't deep at all, their kind of puffy rn but will they leave scars?

Will small cuts leave scars? And aren't deep at all, their kind of puffy rn but will they leave scars?

Superfast healing: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more