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Insect Bites That Leave Scars
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
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. 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
I've a persistent insect bite reaction on face.Bites are still red.Dr.Prescribed me antihist&corticost.Cream.Do these bites'll leave any pigme.Or scar?
Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bites can leave mark: Excessive scratching or rubbing of any bug bite can lead to the bite becoming red or bruised. It is also common for a discolored mark to be left over after the bug bite has healed. The marks usually fade with time or can be treated with a fading cream, if necessary. ...Read more
Is it possible to remove insect bite scars from skin? E.G, bedbug bites. A topical solution is preferred
Insect bites: It is likely that you do not actually have scars from the insect bites, but merely areas of discoloration and inflammation. An injury to the skin must be quite severe to produce a permanent scar. All inflammations, from bites, pimples, scratches or light burns, leave redness and then later, discoloration.You should avoid the sun on these areas and use Hydrocortisone cream 1%, wait a few monthts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many forms: Bug bites can cause scarring by a variety of ways such as tissue loss from poison injected (brown recluse spiders) to allergic reactions which cause itching, scratching and thus scars. Infections of the bites can also lead to visible scars but many bites leave no scars at all. To lessen the chance of scarring, do not scratch and seek quick care for poisonous bug bites. ...Read more
No, if this is : Likely an allergic rxn. See dr. Bites may cause no sx's/signs except for 2 small points where skin was punctured. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. ...Read more
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