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How Long Does Rash Associated With Infected Insect Bites Last
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
It depends: If no tick body parts are stuck under the skin, the itch usually is gone in under a week. If the head broke off, under the skin, and is not removed, the itch could last much longer, and the area could get infected. The head could be removed with help of a local anaesthetic. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the kind of spider doing the biting. ...Read more
Newly HIV positive?: Hiv seroconversion can appear in a variety of ways. A common way is a rash that can even be as severe as one causing hives. If you have any concerns that you got infected from HIV please find an expert to help you through this time. You can look here: http://www.Glma.Org. There are some great doctors in chicago that can walk you through this scare. ...Read more
Up to you: If you are allergic to the bites, then they will itch for weeks. If you scratch them, they will itch until you quit scratching them. They can cause hard bumps called nodules if you continue to rub or scratch. Also, are the fleas still around? Other bites can look like flea bites and last a long time, such as scabies and other mites. Hydrocortisone cream and oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help the itch. ...Read more
I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?
It depends: Any rash will last as long as the cause is present. Some good ways to deal with teething pain are teething rings or frozen wash clothes. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) for severe teething discomfort only. Try applying neosporin to the rash and keep the area clean wiping away saliva frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days: Rashes from something you ingest typically last for just a few days or less. The bigger question is what really caused the rash. People break out in rashes from time to time, and it's just human nature to blame the rash on something we ate in the last few hours. If the rash is continuing for more than a week, it probably has nothing to do with the echinacea; you should see your pcp to check it out. ...Read more
Interesting: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Consider this: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more
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