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Insect Bite Causing Blister On Foot
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 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
No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...Read more
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly. ...Read more
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
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
I have edema in my forehead, eye brows, and the bridge of my nose. Could this be caused from sun exposure? I have been out in the sun a lot more than usual in the past couple of days. My skin is pink but not burnt or peeling and no insect bites that I can
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?
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?
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
Leave it alone: It is a healing process and bursting it open may introduce infection. Give it time. ...Read more
No leave it alone: No leave it alone and let it resolve by itself. If you burst it, it might get infected. ...Read more
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
My daughter is five years old and has a blister on her fingertip she won't tell me how she got it and I don't know if its an insect bite?
Blister: It could be several things. Hard to know without seeing it. But, if it doesn't t improve or worsens then get her examined ...Read more
No, allow them to: Heal naturally. Breaking open a blister will increase your chance for infection. ...Read more
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