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Insect Bite With White Head
Usually not: Usually not; this is more commonly see with fire ant bites. However, if local bacterial infection results from the mosquito bite, then yes, a whitehead can form. As long as it's confined to a small area, does not seem to go deep, and there is no fever, it is reasonable to do warm water soaks, soap and water washes, and maybe a little antibiotic ointment. And worse i'd see the doc. ...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
Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.
Arthropod vector: Could this have been a tick? The bull's eye you describe may be erythema migrans, the classic lesion of lyme disease. You need to show this to a doctor for specific identification, diagnosis and therapy if necessary. Do not wait, because if it is treatable, the earlier you get to it , the better. Good luck. ...Read more
Impossible to tell: I'm sorry to say that it is impossible to accurately tell the type of insect (or spider) from the appearance of the puncture. The only accurate way is to capture the specimen and take it to your local county vector control department or a university that has an entomologist on staff. Sorry! ...Read more
1 Mosquito bite is swollen and red over large area of arm, not a little bump. Other mosquito bites are normal. Allergy? What to do?
Bug bite with bruising aroung it. One bite hole with circler white before bruising? Should i be worried
Bug bite: Wash it well with soap and water and apply hydrocortison ointment on it. ...Read more
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Bug bites. Raised like mosquitoe bites very itchy. Random placement(legs/lower arms). Now flat and look like hickies. Thoughts on cause?
Mosquito bite: Found 2 bites just above elbow. One looks like a normal mosquito bite. One has tiny white head. No pain/ heat. Is that normal?
Mosquito bites. : It is not unusual to see a small white head/blister at the site of an insect bite. It should subside. If it enlarges and/or turns red, it is infected, and needs monitoring. ...Read more
My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard
Staph versus bed bug: Bed bug bites are red bumps, but they don't usually have pus in them. They look more like a hive or mosquito bite than an infected boil. When pus is present in a skin lesion, i tend to think about staph infections. Those are common lately and seem to start anywhere they like. Fire ant bites can have pus in them, but they are sterile; it's due to the venom's damage. See your doctor for diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does some fungal infection in groin area , sometimes looks like red pimples , but little and itchy? Like face pimples without white or black head
Cellulitis: It would be impossible to tell which insect bites is that. Plus you don't see the insect so it is not necessary due to an insect bite. Cellulitis due to any reasons can looks like that red tender bump. Try using warm compress for about 30 minutes 4 times a day. If it does not improve or it gets worse, see a physician to see if abscess is formed and needed to be drained. ...Read more
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