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Insect Sting (Definition)

A insect sting results in an injection by a specifically designed structure of an organism and usually contains chemicals that can cause all sorts of responses, some toxic. Whereas a bite can also contain chemicals which cause all sorts of reactions but comes from the mouth parts which may be fangs or other teeth or large mandible components or simply be part of the ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my chin is it an insect bite ?

I have a small lump on my chin is it an insect bite
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Exam: cannot be answered here without a photo- get checked by your physician. ...Read more

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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
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Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
once
Apply ice pack
once
Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
once
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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?

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

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Treating Bee Stings (Checklist)

Apply a cold pack to the sting
10 min, Once for 1 Days
Take an antihistamine
Once
If difficulty breathing, throat tight, or generalized hives, go to ER
Once
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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?

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?

Have it checked: "might" be a fungal infection, but could be many other things--should have your dr or an urgent care visit or dermatology consult to look at it & recommend propper treatment. ...Read more

Insect Bite (Definition)

Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more

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