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Doctor insights on: Insect Bite Pus Head

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Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Can you pop pus filled insect bite?

Many do: Generally we recommend not to pop things...But many people do...Best after warm soaks, do not push hard, and clean well afterwards to prevent infection. ...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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Infected insect bites? How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Infected insect bites? How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Insect bites: Infection happens usually because of scratching. If the insect bite gets swollen, red, hard and tender, it's probably infection and will need an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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Could all insect bites have heads?

Could all insect bites have heads?

Not all: You don't always see a "head" with all insect bites, but usually you'll see something (small bump, punctate lesion, etc) in the middle of the area of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

I've had a few insect bites on my face for a week. Are swollen, not itchy, scabbed at the head and getting bigger but flatter. Headaches and mild pain?

Insect bites: If these are uncomplicated insect bites and not secondarily infected (surrounding redness), they should not cause headaches or pain and should heal in several more days. Have your physician examine you to be sure. ...Read more

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Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Tiny purple bump on hand (size if the head of a pin), but I don't remember an injury. Hemorrhage? Insect bite? It's painless.

Capillary: Without actually seeing the spot, it's impossible to say for sure, but it may be a ruptured capillary. No serious issue. Anticipate complete resolution in several days. If you are concerned, then getting somebody to look at it is the only way to know for sure what it is. ...Read more

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How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

Leave them alone: Children's skin heals quickly. Give it time. Even a scar from a cut may fade away over a year or two. Keep it clean, avoid scratching and picking, and use a good sunscreen (depending on the age of your baby). If you have concerns, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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What works most effectively to use to get rid of marks on skin left by insect bites?

Good skin care: The best way to minimize scarring of any type, whether a injury, bite, scratch - is good skin care. Keep clean, use moisturizers several times a day liberally, and use sunscreen, as sun and uv radiation exposure can make the marks look darker. Don't use tanning beds, and be careful if you are shaving the area not to use razors or methods that are irritating ot the skin. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

Some Plants Oils: Deet has proven to be the most effective repellant. For those interested in a home remedy, topical applications of vanilla extract, garlic powder, or essential oils from citronella has been anecdotally reported. ...Read more

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When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

P.I.H.: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne is common inflammatory diseases that results in pih, particularly if one picks at their lesions. Time usually helps fade the PIH. There are lasers that can also help. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite leaves a hole in the skin?

Almost any can. ..: There are classic insect bites that leave a hole--the mosquito & the tick, for example. Truly any bug with a "proboscis" or snout that is genetically designed by nature to drill or puncture a hole into our skin for a nice blood meal from beneath our outer epidermis. Several varieties of spiders may leave "holes" as well. So, best use your insect repellent (something with deet usually works best!). ...Read more

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I've4 or mor mosqito bites in face that don't go away snce 1mnth. My dr. Said apersistet insect bite reaction& gave me drugs. Do these'll leave marks?

I've4 or mor mosqito bites in face that don't go away snce 1mnth. My dr. Said apersistet insect bite reaction& gave me drugs. Do these'll leave marks?

Likely yes: Some people do scar from insect bites. The dark spots will fade over time. Try to stay out of the sun and use daily sunscreen as a suntan will make your marks less likely to vanish. Apply bio-oil daily for around 6 weeks. This is a good anti-scar oil. If your md gave you steroid cream, try to only apply to each scar and not the surrounding skin. ...Read more

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How to treat white circles with red dots on skin insect bite?

How to treat white circles with red dots on skin insect bite?

Lotions: Use calamine lotions and aloe vera gelly products. Keep the area clean while you are healing. ...Read more

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How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

Facial plastics: A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more

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My daughter has an insect bite on her cheek and it is very swollen and hard. What is the best thing ti do?

Insect bite: To reduce the swelling apply cold compresses to the bite several times a day. After the compresses you might apply an antibiotic ointment ...Read more

Pus (Definition)

Pus consists of white blood cells that have "eaten" bacteria and then died. You find pus resulting after an infection has established itself and the pus is a product of the body's immune ...Read more