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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?

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

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Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Should resolve : While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will resolve with time if you wear sunscreen on your legs tell your legs are not so tan it will make the spots less noticeable till they resolve. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. Depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal silver internally as well. ...Read more

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I have a red raised rash from a recent tick bite, could this be lyme?

I have a red raised rash from a recent tick bite, could this be lyme?

Yes: Many disesases are spread by tick bites. The lyme disease rash of erythema migrans typically causes a large "bulls eye" or annular rash at the bite site. Southern tick associated rash illness has a similar rash but its smaller and commonly on the trunk. You can also get a bacterial superinfection of a tick bite. See your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red raised rash is spreading out on legs . Itchy. This is the second week. Why?

Red raised rash is spreading out on legs . Itchy. This is the second week. Why?

Allergy: You may have an allergic reaction to something. Possible exposure to an irritant. Try Hydrocortisone cream twice dailiy over-the-counter. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night may be taken for itching. Avoid hot water, soaps that can make it worse. ...Read more

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On the back of my neck is a large red raised rash and some spots are scabbing without being itched. Creams have only helped thr itching. Been a week.

On the back of my neck is a large red raised rash and some spots are scabbing without being itched.  Creams have only helped thr itching. Been a week.

Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What could be causing a red raised rash on 2 yo eyelids? How do I treat it? He's had a cold/cough for 2 wk. It disappears later in the day sometimes.

What could be causing a red raised rash on  2 yo eyelids? How do I treat it? He's had a cold/cough for 2 wk. It disappears later in the day sometimes.

Could be infection: This could represent some type of skin infection, although it seems strange that the rash "disappears later in the day sometimes." i would recommend you schedule an appointment with your child's pediatrician or family physician. ...Read more

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Iv got a red itchy raised rash on my upper inner arms close to my arm pits and it feels like it is burning ..What could it be?

Iv got a red itchy raised rash on my upper inner arms close to my arm pits and it feels like it is burning ..What could it be?

Cheek rash: Need to find the cause of the rash & treat that. Dermatologist can help identify the type & the irritants causing it, or any illnesses associated with it. ...Read more

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I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

I have a huge raised rash the completely covers on of my butt cheeks. It also goes but my lower back. It is red, ichy and raised. Had it for 3 months.

Urticaria: Have you seen a specialist for this? Red, raised and itchy is often urticaria, but it could also be something else. Consider seeing an allergist or a dermatologist ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more