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Insect Bite With Black Center
Spider bites: Sometimes spider bites will look very dark black or blue/purple. There are only 2 types of poisonous spiders in north america- the black widow and brown recluse. They usually cause flu like symptoms and severe pain. Most spiders are not dangerous, but keep the area clean to prevent infection. ...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
Britain?: Here in the us we are having a record season for lyme disease (saw more cases this summer than in about 5 years combined) and it usually starts with a lesion like you describe. I don't know if there is any lyme in your area, so you best see a local doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Insect bite that started out as a red dot that 48 hours later is a red ring with a white non pustule center. ?
See your doctor: Please follow up with your doctor for a skin check. Insect bites can progress and worsen into skin infections that should be evaluated. Also your medical provider can prescribe treatments for relief from possible itching that you may be experiencing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have scars on my body after an insect bites.Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this ?home remedies.?
I have six insect bites on my legs and back they have a white center and redness around outside what insect does this sound like and what should I do?
Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?
Rash: Better to have it seen. It may be a spider bite or it may have become infected. Most bites are itchy, not painful. All the best. ...Read more
Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including Hydrocortisone (which i don't think works very well) and non-steroid containing medicated creams like gold bond lotion (which i personally like much better). There is also benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which works nicely taken orally, but may cause sedation. ...Read more
Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insect bites: It sounds like you have post-inflammatory changes where your bites were. That should fade, but it can take even months in some cases. ...Read more
That bites.: Depending on the critter, a cytotoxic protein may have been deposited in to the wound. These chemicals can certainly inhibit healing. Some are unstable when heat is applied. A wound that won't heal can certainly lead to potential problems. If this continues, have the bite evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will heal.: My father used to say, "bite it back!" which wasn't particularly helpful. If it's only one bite, leave it alone, it will heal. If it gets red and sore, it might be getting infected; see your doctor. ...Read more
Clean it: Washing the area with soap and water and keeping it clean and dry is usually enough. You can use a topical cream for itching such as cortisone or calamine if the bites are itchy. If a bee has stung you, remove the stinger by scraping the area with something firm like a credit card. See a doctor if you see worsening redness, warmth, or swelling - these can be signs of infection. ...Read more
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