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I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?

I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?

Seeking medical: Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...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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Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Blood blister: The blood blister can be from irritation or blister formation. A tight show, rubbing during physical activity can result in a blood blister. Check your shoes to see where the irriation is occuring. ...Read more

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Insect bites that cause watery blisters, what to do?

Insect bites that cause watery blisters, what to do?

Repellants.: If your allergy to insect saliva is so severe, your best bet is not to get bit, by using insect repellants (usually based on deet.). ...Read more

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Should I burst a blister caused my an insect bite?

Should I burst a blister caused my an insect bite?

No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...Read more

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Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Is there an insect bite that causes hands and feet to peel?

Probably not.: Unless there were dozens of insect bites located specifically on the hands and feet, it would be very unusual for a typical insect bite to trigger the hands and feet to peel. More likely is post-streptococcal infection or something called "hand-foot-mouth disease". Dyshidrosis is a skin condition that can cause peeling of hands and feet--typically associated with sweaty palms and feet that itch. ...Read more

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What insect bite causes feet to swell?

What insect bite causes feet to swell?

Any: Insect bite can cause swelling especially if you are allergic. Get it looked at and elevate as well. ...Read more

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Can you pop a blister caused by insect bite?

Can you pop a blister caused by insect bite?

Yes: It is not advisable (if one pops a blister) to take the blister top off by leaving it intact and this will serve to protect the skin and prevent infection. ...Read more

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What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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I have 4 insect bites that have caused my ankle to swell, sting, are oozing. I've taken benedryl and applied Cortaid (hydrocortisone) w no change. What should I do?

I have 4 insect bites that have caused my ankle to swell, sting, are oozing. I've taken benedryl and applied Cortaid (hydrocortisone) w no change. What should I do?

Insect bites: If severe enough, go to ER, especially if there is increasing swelling, difficulty breathing, tongue swelling, rapid red streaking up the leg. Also, elevate and ice with rest. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a blood blister on foot bite?

How do I get rid of a blood blister on foot bite?

Advise you: See a podiatrist for care. Bathroom surgery often ends in infection. ...Read more

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Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Popped blister on foot from shoes. Has turned hard and yellowish. Is itchy. Right foot and arm tingling and bit numb. Is this related? Infected?

Blistering: Area turned hard, yellowish, & itchy after popped blister on foot:
answer: could be cellulitis.Normally would want to drain blister instead of popping it.
As a precaution, take an oral antibiotic such as Keflex or ampicillin.
Right foot & arm tingling & bit numb: the arm tingling seems unrelated. ...Read more

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Should you pop an insect bite that has turned into blister?

Should you pop an insect bite that has turned into blister?

No: The best thing to do is keep the sore clean, apply antibiotic ointment if needed, and avoid scratching, popping, or, in other ways, inflaming the area. Call your doctor if there is pus draining, red streaks or a fever. ...Read more

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What insect bites and leaves a cluster of liquid filled blisters?

What insect bites and leaves a cluster of liquid filled blisters?

Infected bite: Any bite or break in the skin can become infected and result in a blister. Use an antibiotic ointment. You might need an oral antibiotic if it is not responding or if it is spreading. The liquid in the blister is usually contagious. ...Read more

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Should I burst a blood blister from and insect bite?

Leave it alone: It is a healing process and bursting it open may introduce infection. Give it time. ...Read more

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I have a huge blister on my leg from a insect bite, should I burst it?

I have a huge blister on my leg from a insect bite, should I burst it?

No leave it alone: No leave it alone and let it resolve by itself. If you burst it, it might get infected. ...Read more

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My daughter has an insect bite on each arm that has big blisters in the middle. What must I put on.

First aid cream: Whatever first aid cream you may have in the house. Will likely need oral antibiotics. May also have an allergy to the sting. An antihistamine like diphenhydramine may stop the swelling. Ice compresses maybe helpful. Bee stings and other insect bites usually get infected quickly. ...Read more

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Should I pop insect bites that became white blisters?

No, allow them to: Heal naturally. Breaking open a blister will increase your chance for infection. ...Read more

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