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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.
I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?
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
There was a small red lump on my glans from a suspected insect bite. It's has mostly gone now. Should I be concerned?
It happens: Most will self heal and the appearance return to normal over a week or 2. ...Read more
What if I have a painful lump under my arm and recently started itching all over with tiny bumps that resemble insect bites?
See a doctor: Today! now! it could be a very serious infection. Go! ...Read more
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen . Just small red lumps. Why wont they heal ?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
18 yo daughter gets small recurring lump like an insect bite near her hip, close to where she has had shingles. Related to shingles?
Complicated shingles: Without further information or a picture, a secondary bacterial infection (folliculitis) or dermatitis caused by topical treatment is suspected. It also raises the question if it was shingles to begin with. A family practitioner or an internist should be consulted first to obtain the proper diagnosis and treatment. A dermatologist may be needed. ...Read more
Due to an insect bite, I have a very large lump on my leg (4 in by 3 in). When the skin is pulled, it feels a little sore. Should I be concerned?
Insect bite: How long ago? That is a large bite would f/u /w/ doc /urgent care may be infected and you may need antibiotics. Bites/ cuts injuries should heal and not persist. Consider benedryl 25 mg 2-3 x a day ( no driving afterward ) to relieve some swelling if due to inflammatory ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slightly Itchy red lump appeared yesturday, 2 inches diameter, swollen, no pain, no heat, no opening, or sign of insect bite. Dermatitis or mrsa??
See your doctor: to have it evaluated as it can have numerous causes. ...Read more
Woke to find a single red blotch on left breast, no lump, itch. It first appeared 6 wks ago in the same place thought it was insect bite & it faded?
Too nonspecific: The description provided is too nonspecific to be diagnostic. If the blotch of redness persists or worsens, have your physician examine it. It could be from pressure or some nonspecific irritation if it quickly clears. ...Read more
I found a bruise on my left breast which has been itch for some time and their seems to be a slightly raised almost insect bite like lump?
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