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What insect bites and leaves 3 holes?

What insect bites and leaves 3 holes?

Don't know what: Insect bit you but a bed bug can leave telltale sign of a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. ...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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Insect bite wont heal why?

That bites.: Depending on the critter, a cytotoxic protein may have been deposited in to the wound. These chemicals can certainly inhibit healing. Some are unstable when heat is applied. A wound that won't heal can certainly lead to potential problems. If this continues, have the bite evaluated. ...Read more

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Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Depends on bite: There are some insect bites that can cause necrosis (basically death of flesh). The most common example is the brown recluse spider. ...Read more

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What can I do for an insect bite?

It will heal.: My father used to say, "bite it back!" which wasn't particularly helpful. If it's only one bite, leave it alone, it will heal. If it gets red and sore, it might be getting infected; see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for an insect bite?

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Clean it: For general insect bites, all you should do is to make sure the area is clean. If it is a documented spider bite or something else with significant venom, you may need to seek medical care. ...Read more

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Healing of scratched insect bites?

Healing of scratched insect bites?

Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doctor as they may be infected. ...Read more

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How can you treat an insect bite ?

Clean it: Washing the area with soap and water and keeping it clean and dry is usually enough. You can use a topical cream for itching such as cortisone or calamine if the bites are itchy. If a bee has stung you, remove the stinger by scraping the area with something firm like a credit card. See a doctor if you see worsening redness, warmth, or swelling - these can be signs of infection. ...Read more

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Could all insect bites have heads?

Not all: You don't always see a "head" with all insect bites, but usually you'll see something (small bump, punctate lesion, etc) in the middle of the area of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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Are you meant to pop an insect bite?

Not usually: Once popped the skin integrity is broken and infection may occur more easily. ...Read more