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How To Treat Swollen Insect Bites
I woke up 24 hours ago with two insect bites and my arm was swollen a little bit I went to work and after I started working with swollen that really b?
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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
I have insect bites, they are like swollen like the size of half rollers, with a hole in the middle that leeks clear liquid?
Insect bites usually: Have a central puncta (hole) which may leak fluid. Try ice to reduce swelling & calm itch. Use otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec (either can cause drowsiness) &/or Claritin to combat the reaction. Can also take zantac/axid/pepcid to block the other histamine receptors. Watch for signs of infection: heat, increased redness, more pain, pus, in which case, see doc. ...Read more
I have 2 insect bites, 1 on my back 1 on my forearm, both swollen and itchy, i have had them for over 6 weeks now! Not painful at all?
Insect bites: BrendanC, 6 weeks seems like quite a long time for insect bites to heal, although this is possible if you are scratching them frequently which can delay healing. Mosquito or spider bites can take a while to heal and can often leave a small lump in the tissue with darkening of the skin which resolves over time. If you have increasing size, redness or pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body that help screen out germs in the body serum before it returns to the circulation. There are many in the neck, head & behind the ear. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size.They should shrink down to nl size over a few wks. ...Read more
I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen . Just small red lumps. Why wont they heal ?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
My wife woke up with a slightly swollen upper right lip, numbness in the area and a slight droop at the right corner of her mouth. No insect bites ?
I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?
Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected(surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more
I have 5 raised, itchy bumps on my arm that look like insect bites of some kind. The bumps are yellow/orange with red centres. The area is swollen.
My daughter has an insect bite - it's red, swollen and painful - after 3 days, the initial bite site is bubbling up. What should we do to treat it?
Infection: Mild itchiness and redness initially may be normal. However pain, progressive swelling, progressive redness with streaking, warmth are signs of infection. Warm washcloth multiple times daily dilates blood vessels allowing the ingress of white blood cells. See a physician as antibiotics may be indicated. ...Read more
Insect bite near ankle area around including near ankle and top part of foot has swollen up bit of a rash quite itchy now there is a dark red purple area around bite what do I do to treat it please?
Infected?: See your primary care, urgent care or ER. Some skin infections rapidly worsen; cellulitis can extend under the skin rapidly get serious and life threatening. You need someone who can recognize the difference and treat appropriately. Brown recluse spider, tick, vespid, wasp or bee (these 3 look and feel bad but rarely get infected) among many others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter has an insect bite on her cheek and it is very swollen and hard.what is the best thing ti do?
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
I have a my lid swollen since 2 days due to insect bite and the medial corner of my eye is painful and on pressing tears comes out! what can I do ?
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