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Can insect bites leave a bruised bump?

Can insect bites leave a bruised bump?

Yes: Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily. This can lead to leaving a bruise in the area after the bite/sting. The Best thing is cold compress or even ice pack initially, then after a few days switch to warm packs to help bruise resolve. ...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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Bruise 1 inch below insect bite, what is this?

Bruise 1 inch below insect bite, what is this?

Likely nothing: The insect bit you hard enough to puncture a few superficial capillaries (small blood vessels) which leaked into the skin and produced a bruise! ...Read more

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I have a bruise circling an insect bite, is this common?

I have a bruise circling an insect bite, is this common?

Very common: Many insects inject a small amount of anticoagulant into their bits so they can suck out blood more easily before it clots. This causes some minor local bleeding at the bite site, and thus the bruise around the area. No big deal — it will go away in a few days like any other bruise. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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Is there an insect bite that causes bruising?

Is there an insect bite that causes bruising?

Agree w Dr. Maes: Insects whose bites or stings may cause bruising include: Horseflies, Deer flies, mosquitoes, wasps, bees, scorpions, Black Widow spiders, Hobo Spiders, Brown Recluse Spiders, ticks. In some, this can evolve into more sinister lesions. ...Read more

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What do I do about an insect bite that caused bruising?

What do I do about an insect bite that caused bruising?

Not a big deal: If you are sure it's a bite and it's painless then I would not worry. ...Read more

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Bruising when I scratch around an insect bite, what's wrong?

Bruising when I scratch around an insect bite, what's wrong?

Insect bite bruise: Insects often inject a tiny little of anti-coagulant 'venom' into the area when they bite you so it is easier for them to suck your blood. This causes a tiny little bruising right in the area as the blood doesn't clot back up as easily, and thus the brusie with scratching. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I have an insect bite that looks like a bruise with a red dot in the middle. Should I be worried?

I have an insect bite that looks like a bruise with a red dot in the middle.  Should I be worried?

Watch: Watch it for signs of infection with increasing redness and swelling. Watch it for worsening skin darkening or skin ulceration, which can be a sign of a brown recluse spider bite. Do you know what bit you? Depending on where you live, lime disease or other transmitted disease could occur. Most of the time these resolve in a few days. See your doctor if you develop an illness or other concern. ...Read more

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Lump and bruise on knee, is this an insect bite?

Lump and bruise on knee, is this an insect bite?

Could be: Look for an entry point in your skin for the possibility of this being an insect bite. If no punctae site-may be a mild traumatic injury that you don't recall. Either way-things should improve over 1-2 weeks. If any pain/tenderness/redness continues to evolve-see doctor. ...Read more

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I have horseshoe size bruise/swelling that appeared on top of spine. I didn't do anything too physical and it's not an insect bite ?

See doctor: If there is no trauma or insect bite, you need to ask your doctor to take a look at it since the area involved is sizable. ...Read more

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I don't know if I have a bruise or an insect bite. Should I see a doctor?

I don't know if I have a bruise or an insect bite. Should I see a doctor?

Is it troubling you?: Regardless if it is a bruise or an insect bite, if the lesion is troubling you (uncomfortable, painful, unusually itchy, red or swelling) or has remained a bother for an extended period then this warrants an evaluation by your local physician. Bruises or insect bites tend to be rather transient and provide a nuisance temporarily--yet your situation seems to have been more persistent. ...Read more

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I had a blister on lower leg that I popped, now has a bruise on both sides. Bruise darker in middle. Could it be insect bite and what do I need to do?

Advice: It is tough to give advice over the computer without a diagnosis of what the area is. It is best for you to have it examined, and then thee treatment will follow specifically related to the actual diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and that's what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and that's what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?

Maybe not bites?: You could have had bites and now a reaction to the bites. But the other potential explanation is that you never had bites to begin with. This sounds like hives. See an allergist or your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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I've a rash that looks like insect bites (around 70) mainly on my torso (both sides). Feels like bruises, very tender, aching under them. Any ideas?!

Dermatologist: That would be a huge amount of insect bites and you would have noticed them long before 70 occurred. Tenderness and aching are also unusual features. I recommend a consultation with a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. A viral illness like pityriasis rosea could be present. ...Read more

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What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke up with an insect bite on my inner thigh. Two itchy bumps with bruising around them. Should I see a doctor. Can't see the puncture marks.

Insect bites: Generally speaking there is no need to see a physician for most insect bites. However, if there is significant pain at the site or if you start experiencing other body aches/muscle spasms, or if the bite itself starts to ooze or if the bruising starts getting really dark then I would definitely get it checked out. ...Read more

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How to get rid of an insect bite quickly, i. E overnight?

How to get rid of an insect bite quickly, i. E overnight?

No: Why would you feel the need to get rid of it so quickly when it will resolved itself over a few days? ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

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

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Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Yes.: Different insects have different substances in their saliva that cause different skin reactions. In addition, those saliva components can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals, but not in those who are not susceptible. ...Read more

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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

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 more

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I have lots of insect bites? What is the best way to treat them its getting darker.

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

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What can I do for an insect bite?

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

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What can I do for an insect bite?

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Clean it: For general insect bites, all you should do is to make sure the area is clean. If it is a documented spider bite or something else with significant venom, you may need to seek medical care. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruising = a contusion with ...Read more