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Insect Bite Hard Lump
Normal-No.Common-yes: Sounds like you have what is known as an insect bite granuloma. When a mosquito bites, for instance, the bug "vomits" into the skin--releasing a chemical which prevents the clotting of blood. This enables the mosquito to leisurely "sip" your blood until she is full. The body reacts to the "vomit" by often itching or turning red--even transforming into firm bump or granuloma. May last for months. ...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
I got an insect bite while I was outside and it formed a hard lump and it hurts to even the slightest touch. Is it harmful? What do I do?
I have an itchy and painful insect bite that I have had for three weeks. Now it is hard with a big lump under the skin. It won't go away.
Extremely painful lump on outer labia, possible insect bite, fairly hard, very painful to even light touch. Hurts entire area. Advice?
I've had an insect bite on my arm. For 2 weeks. The swelling and reddness got worse after 3 days, but seemed to get better after that. Now, i feel a very hard lump beneath my skin which isn't going away. It only hurts if i touch it, though, but it no long
Both my partner and i have hard lumps mainly under armpits .insect bites from camping 7days ago.more appearing. very sore.taking allergy relief?
Hi, I have a hard lump next to the joint on two fingers. They appeared after an insect bite I received the day before subsided. Any possible remedy?
How to treat hardened lump from insect bite thats not going away. Its been for mode than 2 weeks. No pain. Stinger may be still inside. Help?
Drawing salve: For an insect bite slice an onion and rub the onion on the area...It definitely works when the bite is fresh. It can also draw out the stinger. If that does not work then use black drawing salve...That is very effective at drawing things out. Homeopathic silica may also help expel whatever is stuck in there. ...Read more
Exam: cannot be answered here without a photo- get checked by your physician. ...Read more
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