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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

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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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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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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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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Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Rash on arms legs chest and back after the flu shot?

Allergy: Since its so widespread and there is a temporal (time) relationship between drug and rash onset, this might be allergy to flu shot or one of its components. ...Read more

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I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs . Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

I been taking SMZ - 800 mg for 9 days for a uti. I started to have a rash on arms & legs . Is it bc on the antibotic im takin?

Drug rash: It's certainly possible - as SMZ is a sulfa medication - and about 10% of people have side effects from this class of meds. Usually a drug rash will be most prominent on the chest/trunk, rather than the limbs- but of course rashes can be variable. 9 days seems like a lot to take for a urinary infection - I would DEFINITELY talk to the doc that prescribed the medication. Do it today, before worsens ...Read more

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Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Have a rash on arms and legs burn and icth what could it be?

Possibilities : Include eczema, allergic/contact dermatitis, viral/bacterial infection, food/meds allergy etc. But then only ur pcp or dermatologist can accurately diagnose it. Take care! http://www.Healthline.Com/health/rashes. ...Read more

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Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch.No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Flat red rash on arms legs, face and neck. It is splotchie and does not itch.No medication changes. I have Crohn's disease.

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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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. Joseph Bouvier
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Infected Insect Bite (Definition)

Infected insect bites are conditions where insect bites break the skin barrier introducing skin bacteria that cause an infection in the area of the bite. Infections can also be due to a person's scratching harshly and ...Read more