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Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Can a slightly raised rash that is brightly red with a hint of small pus be a tick bite? It is not itchy.

Dose look like this : Picture? If it look like the picture, most likely is a tick bite. Wash it with anti-septic. If you son developed any fever or joint pain or flu like symptoms call the doctor and check it out. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

My child has a red, slightly raised rash on both arms and face/cheeks. He isn't bothered by it and has no other symptoms.

Rash: Could be a few things but look up 5th disease or slapped cheek disease to see if it looks similar. The important issue about this infection is that it can cause problems with an unborn fetus. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a whitish slightly raised rash about 1" from my anus. In two weeks time it grew from 2 tiny matching circles that touched each other to an area of 2" long & more raised. What is it?

I have a whitish slightly raised rash about  1" from my anus. In two weeks time it grew from 2 tiny matching circles that touched each other to an area of  2" long & more raised. What is it?

See your doctor: Is it itching? Any history of constipation or hemorrhoids? Any vulvar irritation? It could be atrophy or thinning of the tissues that can lead to precancerous conditions or hpv. Have your doctor check it and consider a biopsy of it. ...Read more

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My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17. The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body. He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17.  The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body.  He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

Or scarlet fever?: If the rash is generalized, including trunk, face and extremities, then a viral exanthem like roseola is likely. If the rash is very fine andmainly on the trunk of the body, and especially in the creases such as the axilla, groin, forearm and behind the knees and feels a little like fine sandpaper, it could be a strain of strep throat bacteria and an antibiotic would be indicated. See your doctor ...Read more

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What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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How can my boyfriend prevent getting infected insect bites on his legs? It looks really bad?

How can my boyfriend prevent getting infected insect bites on his legs?  It looks really bad?

Don't Scratch: If it looks "bad" it sounds like it might already be infected and he needs to see his physician. To prevent infection, no scratching and apply neosporin. ...Read more

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Infected insect bites? How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Infected insect bites?  How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Insect bites: Infection happens usually because of scratching. If the insect bite gets swollen, red, hard and tender, it's probably infection and will need an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Raised Rash (Definition)

Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus as in scabies), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in psoriasis. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more