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Insect Bites That Don T Itch
My husband has a rash that slowly keeps increasing all over his body it looks like insect bites but they don't itch should we worry ?
Yes: He should see dermatologist for evaluation for skin biopsy. ...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
Have insect looking bites that don't itch and appear to be getting darker in color should I be concerned?
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You can write to us again with the URL listed in your question; will be able to view it. This is all done anonymously. ...Read more
I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?
I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!
I have a rash on my left thigh, the left side of my chest & around my eyes. It itches. Started as red bumps like many small insect bites. What is it?
Yes: The best thing i know for insect bites is an onion. Slice a fresh onion and rub the slice on the insect bite. It stops itching, reduces swelling, ...And thus picking. Homeopathic apis mellifica can also help. ...Read more
How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes. Antihistamines don't hel
Insect bite /Allergy:
Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc.
You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days. ...Read more
I have an insect bite that turned into an open sore & now itches, hurts and oozes occasionally. Tried antibiotic cream hasn't helped. What should I do?
Maybe: time to have the lesion assessed.Get a more detailed answer ›
My toddler has 6 sores on his back similarly to insect bites. These are red and swollen. Sizes varies with the large ones being like a 20c and 10c. No signs of discomfort or itching. Appeared rapidly within 24hours. What can this possibly be?
I have this insect bite on my leg that got bigger and bigger. Its all read and itches alot. It hurts to stand and walk. What to do?
Infection?: You may have secondarily infected (cellulitis) the bite from scratching it. Due to germs that can live under our fingernails, it's easy to infect an otherwise clean wound that could have healed well. If this symptom persists, you should see a physician immediately for further evaluation and management of your symptom. Good health. ...Read more
I have what seems to be a insect bite but it looks like a blister and thats how it looked when it first appeares and itches like mad?
Could be: It is common for some people's bodies to over react to some insect bites. It will usually grow bigger for 2-3 days. As long as it is itching more than tender it isn't likely to be infected. Also if it is just on the one area that was bit it doesn't sound like an allergy, just an exaggerated localized reaction. Ice massage and antihistamines might help. ...Read more
I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?
Insect bite: Sounds like local allergic reaction to the insect bite, if the area of redness is not spreading and does not feel warmer than the surrounding normal skin then just apply over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream and take appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the reaction and itching. If any tenderness or warmth then chance of secondary infection and needs to be seen by physician. ...Read more
What if I have a painful lump under my arm and recently started itching all over with tiny bumps that resemble insect bites?
See a doctor: Today! now! it could be a very serious infection. Go! ...Read more
I was in Peru and got an insect bite on my arm. It's been over a month and it still itches badly and I now have 3-4 blisters. OTC cream not helping?
Maybe not insect: Skin irritation can have many causes, it may be that it was actually something else, like oil from a plant that got on your skin. You want to make sure it isn't infected. Your doctor or a dermatologist would be able to help you narrow down the cause and prescribe stronger medicine to help with itching. Hope it gets better soon! ...Read more
Itchy blackwounds all over body mainly hands and legs,bleed due to constant itching,nose and throat only itches.blood reports clear is it insect bite?
No: Best to see a dermatologist. You will have to run into a huge swarm of biting insects totally naked to get the whole body involved. ...Read more
YES: A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness. Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and water, apply otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream / itch-x or alike; can take oral anti-itch medicine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl), loratidine (claritine), etc. Cold compress helps itching some. ...Read more
I have swelling on my right leg from insect bite, feels hot to the touch and is itching. Im a diabetic. The area is also red with burning feeling.
I have a dark spot on my foot below my ankle. I thought it was an insect bite due to the itching. The itching has stopped but the dark spot has stayed?
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