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I Got Bit By A Tick And Now There Is A Rash
I got bit by a mosquito over a month ago and it is still itch and red with a white middle. Is there something else wrong?
Infection: It looks like it might have gotten infected and should be evaluated. Pay a visit to your PCP ...Read more
Got bit by a flea a couple of days ago and the bite is still there but surrounded by a redish-purplish patch like a bruise, could it be from scatching?
I got bit by a tick a year ago. I'm Black so there was no bullseye showing. Now a year later; the bite site is still raised and itchy?
I was bitten by a tick on my neck yesterday. It now has a raised lump and is red around it and is a bit itchy. Do I need to have it checked?
YES: You should have an exam to determine if you need antibiotics. You will need to tell the examiner about the tick and if you have saved it, bring it with you for the visit. ...Read more
I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?
You need to be: seen by healthcare provider again to look at the pattern of the rash and skin infection to make sure it is improving on the penicillin type drug. Otherwise, you may need cultures and repeat blood work, or different antibiotic. There are lots of different things that cause rash, but if it was a fly and not a tick, then you should not get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease, to rule out. ...Read more
My Brother is experiencing rash on face. I thought it was a bug bite but another bump formed and it has been there for more than a week now
Diagnosis unknown: There are many different reasons for rashes. This will likely require a medical examination to determine accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I got bit by a dog and it was treated in hospital but a week later it is swollen red and puss is coming from it?
Infection: The infection was not completely cured and needs more treatment, please see your doctor. ...Read more
I was bitten by a tick on my genitals a couple days ago and now there is a lesion. What should I do?
I got bitten by a misquito yesterday and the bite is still fairly swollen and actually hurts a mild bit. I've never had a swollen bite like this. Why?
Difficult to tell: You may have had a large mean mosquito bite you, you may have developed allergic reactions to the bites, or perhaps it was something other than a mosquito. I think you will recover. Good luck. ...Read more
My Brother is experiencing rash on face. I thought it was a bug bite at first but it's been there for more than a week now and another bump formed.
Rash: Send us a photo. Could be serious if it is not going away after a week. ...Read more
My son was bit by a tick abt 2 wks ago.it was jus a red bump but now is looking more like a blister or white head. This normal or Should i be worried?
Local reaction: Most insect bites induce local reaction, some reactions are immediate others maybe delayed &/ prolonged. Your son was bitten by a tick and raises the concern of possible transmission of certain infections. The type of tick, your geographic location and the general health of your son will be valuable contributors to guiding his care. Take care ...Read more
I was bit by a leech 9 days ago and now the bite has a ring of small red bumps around it and it itches. Should i be worried?
No: This is where it attached. Leeches have round mouths , the marks are where it attached to you. Watch for infection. ...Read more
I got bit by a mosquito in a park a few hours ago and now my arm feels weak. What could be the reason for this?
I do not know: Usually a mosquito bite would not cause weakness in the whole arm. If it continues, see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
My toddler has a white pimple-like lump on his skin after getting bitten by a tick a week ago. Is this normal?
You removed a tick?: Where on the body? Was the tick embedded or loose? How large? What kind of tick? If you pulled it out, did the head come out intact? Is there a red ring? Is it evolving or does it stay the same? Sounds benign, but if in doubt, see a Dr, preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more
I got bit several time on the leg by a spider a few days ago and now I have developed a rash. What is the quickest remedy?
Let me explain: Do you know what kind of spider? Two that are present in the contiguous United States, and more common in the southern states, the black widow spider and brown recluse spider. Cleanse the wound. Use soap and water. Slow the venom's spread. If the spider bite is on an arm or a leg, tie a snug bandage above the bite and elevate the limb to help slow or halt the venom's spread. Seek attention. ...Read more
I got bit by something probably mosquito or tick,did not see what bit me as was on back of my neck. It has been about a week and still painful&red ?
Infected?: Could be a localized reaction but more concerning would be an infection, would let the GP look at it. ...Read more
I got bit by a spider a week ago and it caused a hot red rash to spread over my torso. I took Prednz and anthist but still have rash. Bite site about 3in diameter. Not horrible but red and hard. What now?
Envenomation: The venom has destroyed the area of skin. The venom is used to digest the spider's meal-another dead bug. The spider succeeded in digesting a part of you. As long as it does not get infected (pain, swelling and more redness) let your body will absorb it. ...Read more
I got bit by a tick about a month ago and it seems as if the spot where it was is getting bigger and is itching more and more it seems like every day.
Lyme Disease: Early lyme disease is often heralded by rash known as "erythema migrans". Usually occurs within 1-2 weeks. Can be itchy. Skin infection with other bacteria such as staph is also possible, but would not be as itchy, more painful. Would be helpful to view the rash, but in either of the mentioned cases, antibiotics would be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?
Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
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