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Doctor insights on: Huge Welt From Big Bite Or Sting

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Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

Welts (Definition)

Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more


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What kind of bite or sting would cause a red welt surrounded by a pink ring a week after the bite?

What kind of bite or sting would cause a red welt surrounded by a pink ring a week after the bite?

Many possibilities: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got bite twice On my arm while laying down and once On My neck Today Look LIKe welts and sting alot?

Insect sting: possibly wasp, it's that time of year. Ouch. You can try ice immediately for the pain, remove the stinger if there is one with tweezers, and try a mild solution of ammonia to neutralize the toxin. After 12 hours though, nothing to do but cool compresses and look for any signs of infection. Tylenol (acetaminophen) could help with pain. ...Read more

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Multiple welts on lower legs and up to elbow. Almost like mosquito bites but sting more and don't appear to be bites. Any idea of cause?

Multiple welts on lower legs and up to elbow. Almost like mosquito bites but sting more and don't appear to be bites. Any idea of cause?

A couple of thoughts: First, skin problems can not really be managed without a visual..consider uploading a picture to HealthTap virtual consults. Painful welts can be a condition called erythema nodosum, but it would be unusual on the forearms, & usually occurs in younger women. Urticaria can result from an allergic reaction, but is usually itchy. Would favor inflammatory over infectious cause. See doc/Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could mushrooms cause a red welt that changes to blisters and stings.

Could mushrooms cause a red welt that changes to blisters and stings.

Mushrooms: If you develop skin rashes after you touch or eat mushrooms, you are most likely allergic to them. The cleveland clinic states that if you have a mold allergy, you may experience an allergic reaction when you eat mushrooms. ...Read more

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I have small red welts that appear on my body (all over). I first get a sting then a small circular red bump appears. ?

Urticaria: These sound like hives especially if they're itchy and only last for a day or so. Insect bites are another possibility. Hives(urticaria) denote an allergy to something internal or external, and treatment consists of finding the trigger and taking benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin(nondrowsy). See an allergist for evaluation and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Is 4 inch round welt on my arm a normal reaction to wasp sting? I'm not allergic

Sting: Did you get stung? Did you see the insect?
A local reaction in an adult of this size is normal and does not constitute an allergy, but you have to make sure it was a stinging insect and not a tick. ...Read more

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Randomly inside of lip (where bottom touches top) will sting, swell like a welt, and a red ring will form. started a few mos ago, along with dryness?

Randomly inside of lip (where bottom touches top) will sting, swell like a welt, and a red ring will form. started a few mos ago, along with dryness?

Allergist or ENT: This symptom may be recurrent angioedema which may or may not be an allergic reaction to something internal like a medication, or external like toothpaste, lipstick,etc. Since the reaction is always at the same site, maybe an otolaryngologist should examine the site first; otherwise a consultation with an allergist may be worthwhile. ...Read more

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I got stung 4 days ago by a wasp. My stomach swelled up with a noticeable red welt about 10"x5" around the sting. The redness is still there and numb?

Skin reaction: to the venom the wasp injects when it stings. It can last up to a week, then should gradually improve. If you start having difficulty breathing or throat swelling, see your doctor or go to the ER. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Massive bruise over greater trochanter. Intermittent, intense, sharp, stinging pain starting 6 days later. Is this a sign of some complication?

Massive bruise over greater trochanter. Intermittent, intense, sharp, stinging pain starting 6 days later. Is this a sign of some complication?

Complication from ?: Was there an injury or a procedure done? Can't have a complication if nothing was done. ...Read more

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Wat to do if ur bee stings looks like bruise?

Wat to do if ur bee stings looks like bruise?

Ice, Benadryl (diphenhydramine): This sounds like a normal (though perhaps more extreme) response to a bee sting. Most likely some immune response without it being a true or dangerous allergy. Ice and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should help some but you will be helped most by time. ...Read more

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What can cause a bee sting turn black and blue like a bruise?

What can cause a bee sting turn black and blue like a bruise?

Painful hematoma: The stinger may have injured/punctured a superficial blood vessel that bled locally causing the hematoma (bruise). Ice, elevation, decreased use, and minimal compression (ace wrap) should help improve your pain and bruising from a local hematoma. If symptoms do not improve in a day or two, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

I noticed that i had a random dark shaded bruise under my armpit and it stings a little and burns like a wound...Any idea what caused it?

Bruise ? trauma: Have you had any trauma? do you paly with your boyfriend? Have you fallen. I am not sure this is important but would be good to know the cause. sometimes a vein will rupture spontaneously.
Time should resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Stinging pain in vein on hip 3 days. No discoloration or temp difference. No bruise/trauma. Hurts when I sit/apply pressure. Should I be concerned?

Plan: You do not have history of trauma, bruises, and pain is on while you sit or press locally. If it right you can use some cream for muscle pain for 3-5 days. Check your physical activity and do not overuse some exercise, related to this muscle. No needs to be concerned, most likely it is muscle pain. ...Read more

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I work in a hospital & while changing a bed pan, the patients urine splashed a drop on my forearm & stung and caused a small welt. Should I be worried?

I work in a hospital & while changing a bed pan, the patients urine splashed a drop on my forearm & stung and caused a small welt. Should I be worried?

Probably no worries: You should mention this incident to your occupational health or employee health staff. It seems unlikely but the patient's urine may be too acidic for your skin or contain some other compound that your skin is sensitive to. Unless you have a break in your skin (cut, etc) the reaction is superficial. Is it possible that some cleaning or disinfecting agent was in the bedpan? ...Read more

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I went to the hospital yesterday and they took blood. The skin is red and stinging and a bruise has spread across my arm. Should I wait it out?

I went to the hospital yesterday and they took blood. The skin is red and stinging and a bruise has spread across my arm. Should I wait it out?

Painful hematoma: Ice, elevation, decreased use, and minimal compression (ace wrap) should help improve your pain and bruising from a local hematoma. If symptoms do not improve in a day or two, seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Small friction bruise on side of clit,causes stinging pain.Cleared from STDs &y infection.How can I make it better?

Monistat Vaginal Cr: Monistat Vaginal Cream at night for 7 days and Viscous Xylocaine Gel for pain.
Most friction bruises from scratching or itching of vaginal area are from concomitant Yeast Infections! ...Read more

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I have a bruise on my whole left foot and it stings and burns and tingles and my ankle does too . What could be wrong?

I have a bruise on my whole left foot and it stings and burns and tingles and my ankle does too . What could be wrong?

Bruise on ankle: Need more info. Been bitten? Twist ankle? Someone stomp on your foot? Have a bleeding problem? Can do second opinion and I can look at it on video. ...Read more

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Occasionally a blood vessel in my lower leg ruptures & it stings, a lump forms that is very painful to the touch & appearance of a bruise.?

Question?: Not sure what the question is you are asking. However, this can happen. Doesn't necessarily mean anything bad but it can certainly hurt. You may need to consider some type of compression socks/hose. ...Read more

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I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

I got stung by a yellow jacket 6 days ago on my lower ankle and my leg is swelled up to my knee and is very ichy and red. There is also a bruise about 4 inches around the sting on all sides. I been icing all day and night but the swelling hasn't gotten be

Angioedema : You have allergic reaction to yellow jacket bite.It caused Angioedema and itching. It has been six days and swelling is still there.Stinger may be still there if it was honeybee.You can take over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching&consult your doctorYou will need rx and advice for future stings if it ever happens as it can give you bad reaction.You will need epipen to prevent acute reaction/Breath ...Read more

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I have a one and a half inch bruise after being stung by a yellow jacket a week ago. You can see the small hole it left where it stung me. ?

Probably normal.: the concern would be infection, which doesn't seem likely from your description. signs of infection are worsening pain, redness, warmth of the skin, or if you note pus. advanced infection would give you a fever greater than 100.4F. if you have these symptoms, see your doctor because you may need antibiotics. seeing the small hole is not uncommon. make sure to keep it clean until healed. ...Read more

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A yellow jacket stung me a week ago and the area is a huge circular bruise with a hole where it stung me ....no swelling. Should i go to the doctor?

A yellow jacket stung me a week ago and the area is a huge circular bruise with a hole where it stung me ....no swelling. Should i go to the doctor?

Monitor infection: The bruising you are experiencing is likely a result of the normal healing process, however ulcers, pain, fever, drainage or redness should prompt a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more