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Insect Bite Still Itchy After A Month
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
After exercise, my ear itched a lot, and I scratched so hard it bled. A few days later, healed, small red bump like bite. Still itches! What is it?
Needs exam: It is hard to say what the problem is without more info or seeing the lesion. Get examined. ...Read more
It started as a bite (mosquito or spider?}, and now a week later it's still a large red blotchy spot. Should I put something on it?
Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.
Got tattoo touched up on foot 4 months ago. A few weeks ago I got a few small itchy bumps under it. The itching stopped but there is 15+ bumps. Help?
Dark patch of skin left on mosquito bite areas >2 months after allergic reaction to mosquito bite was over. Never had this before?
Post inflammatory: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation is a common and normal response during the healing process. When traumatized skin heals, redness, followed by dark discoloration often occurs. With time, the site will usually resume normal coloration to match the surrounding skin. Topical steroid creams applied initially can help reduce inflammation and prevent excessive discoloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wrist was itching , a bump came up , it looks like a big mosquito bite. It dissappeared later after i stopped itching , but i still have a pain in ?
I had a what looked like a couple standard mosquito bites on my legs after running then they turned reddish/purple after a couple days. Should I worry?
I was bitten by a wasp about 2 months ago the bite still itches and swells at time what should it do?
Retained stinger?: Wasps and their relatives (bees, yellow jackets, hornets) don't bite; they sting. Regardless, you wouldn't ordinarily have symptoms 2 months later! You might have a retained stinger, a splinter or another foreign body in the wound. Or it may have become infected. In any case, this should be checked out by a medical professional. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal that my deer fly bite is still itchy and raised (with a dark middle) two months after the bite?
Woke up with itchy pimple which after several days became bigger raised itchy rash.Not sure if it is bedbug bite or ant bit.Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray work?
Antihistamine spray: may help reduce swelling and itching due to allergy symptoms, but lack of improvement is suggestive of infection which may require oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Doctor time : Probably time to check in with your doctor. It may not be what you think. Never hurts to get it checked out. ...Read more
I got bit by a tick a year ago. I'm Black so there was no bullseye showing. Now a year later; the bite site is still raised and itchy?
It's been two days. Still swollen. Do I pop a spider bite blister? It is small red is going away not a brown recluse.
Should I be worried about a bug bite that is blinking red and white? It stopped itching after I used the itch eraser bug bite pen.
Reaction to bite: This is an allergic reaction to a bug bite. A bug/insect bite is like "injecting" foreign material (superficially) into your body. Your immune system is activated and produces substances (histamine, interleukins) to fight off and get rid of the foreign material in your body. As a side effect, they cause the redness, swelling, and itching that you have. Apply ice to area and take benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help. ...Read more
Yes: Bug bites should get bigger over the first 2-3 days. After that, if they continue to enlarge, then infection is likely. See the doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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