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Huge Welt From Big Bite Or Sting
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 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
What big bite/sting leaves a small dime size round bruise around it. I did not have a tick attached to me that i know of.
Insect bite: This could be from any insect bite. Lymes disease typically give a target like redness. ...Read more
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
Plagued by invisible stinging and bites on my body that cause red, hard welts about the size of a quarter or half dollar. Can't determine what they ar?
See a dermatologist: An expert exam should identify this. Treatment depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I was stung over a week ago, the site is red,itchy, sometimes warm to the touch and is developing small sores in the red zone welt measures 4-5"?
Hello i got stung by and unknown flying insect, i can breath fine but its been 4 days and iv had a hard welt, and hives on my chest that dont itch, ?
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've had knee pain on n off for a couple of years, 2 days ago i bent down g and in doing so my knee had a sharp sting then a bruise came?
See below: Could be a ligament or meniscal tear. You might want to see your doctor to confirm. ...Read more
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
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
Knee suddenly developed a burning or a cold burn feeling it has a stinging pain at the fro t of knee cap also my knee is color of a bruise ?
See your doctor: This could be due to spontaneous hemarthrosis of the knee or something else that requires expedient attention. ...Read more
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 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
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.?
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
Dropped a textbook, corner hit the joint below my little toe. Next day it's bruised where the book hit and stings to walk on, no swelling; bad bruise?
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