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Suspect insect bite a small white bump appears on top of a small bump the surrounding area is reddish 1inch sore painful to touch should I squeeze it?

Suspect insect bite a small white bump appears on top of a small bump the surrounding area is reddish 1inch sore painful to touch should I squeeze it?

Don't squeeze: By squeezing you may cause additional inflammation. The concern would be for infection - given the redness and tenderness you report. If not improved, I would go see a physician to be evaluated to rule out something for serious. ...Read more

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I have this large bump that started off relatively small. I thought it waa a bug bite, but it grew and became painful to touch. What is it?

I have this large bump that started off relatively small. I thought it waa a bug bite, but it grew and became painful to touch. What is it?

Tender bump: This may have originally been an insect bite or an inclusion cyst, but it now is inflamed or irritated enough to be tender. Is there associated redness which would raise the possibility of infection? In any event I recommend that you be examined by a general surgeon for diagnosis and treatment which may include incision and drainage if deemed advisable. In the meantime apply hot (not too hot)soaks. ...Read more

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Should be worried? I have a bug bite that is big itchy and painful You can see the small bite in the center and it pusses yellow and releases fluid!

Antibiotic ointment: Try some antibiotic ointment on it for 1-2 days. If the redness spreads, it becomes more painful or there is increasing yellow pus then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Small bumps all over body that when I pick at look like a bug bite-swell up and then start to scab. Painful and scab noticeably especially on bum?

Rash: While it is extremely difficult to diagnose a rash on the internet without being able to actually see it, I would be very suspicious for impetigo, which is a strep infection of the skin that can cause scabbed lesions that spread and can be painful. If this is case, needs antibiotics to clear up. If not, then need to see doctor anyway to properly diagnose, so i'd make appointment today. ...Read more

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I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.

1 Look=1000 words: Too hard to tell from this limited information. Go see your family doctor or a dermatologist and have them look at it. Chances are they can take one look at it and know exactly what it is. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter has a painful small "crusted, pus looking" spot on her ear. One Dr said staph, one thinks it's an infected bug bite. Topical antibiotic was given. What else should we be looking for. We were also advised to keep her from swimming, wha

My 5 yr old daughter has a painful small "crusted, pus looking" spot on her ear. One Dr said staph, one thinks it's an infected bug bite. Topical antibiotic was given. What else should we be looking for. We were also advised to keep her from swimming, wha

INFECTION ON EAR?: THERE IS A CONDITION CALLED IMPETIGO.
IT IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS SKIN INFECTION CAUSED BY STREP AND STAPH GERMS.
SURFACE MEDICATIONS OFTEN CLEAR THIS UP IN A FEW DAYS. SOME TIMES ORAL ANTIBIOTICS WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE CONDITION LINGERS OR SPREADS. ...Read more

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Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Skin susceptible to bites from small insects and dust mites?

Interesting: Never heard that the skin would be susceptible to insect bites more than someone else's unless the smell of the skin- soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc. Maybe attracts the bugs more. You might try not wearing anything that has a fragrance to it- even washing clothes in fragrance free detergent and dryer sheets. ...Read more

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How can I identify the sort of insects or bugs that bitten me? Small bumps with harden central, if scratch, it will turn into a patch.

How can I identify the sort of insects or bugs that bitten me? Small bumps with harden central, if scratch, it will turn into a patch.

Hard to say.: There are very few bugs that leave a unique bite. Flea bites are like little hard blisters usually on lower legs. Brown recluse spider bites may have 2 "fang" marks. A few others have a likely appearance. But usually there is no way to know. If anybody else has the same bites that lives or works with you then you know the insect is in that building and call an exterminator. ...Read more

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Insect bite of some sort still painful after several months. Anything I should do?

Insect bite of some sort still painful after several months. Anything I should do?

Doctor time: Probably time to check in with your doctor. It may not be what you think. Never hurts to get it checked out. ...Read more

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What can cause these very tiny dark red (almost black) insects that bite, jump fast, itch and leave red swellings?

What can cause these very tiny dark red (almost black) insects that bite, jump fast, itch and leave red swellings?

Not sure - A chigger: Is only about 1/60 inch. Sometimes you can see a cluster of small red chiggers together. Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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Good afternoon, Yesterday I was stung or bit by an insect which I did not get the opportunity to identify. I now have a small wound surrounded by a r?

Good afternoon, Yesterday I was stung or bit by an insect which I did not get the opportunity to identify. I now have a small wound surrounded by a r?

Incomplete Question: Supportive care is generally all you need to take care of a bite like anti-itch cream, calamine lotions, oatmeal baths, etc. Please seek medical care asap if the wound is getting progressively worse like redness is spreading, wound appears to be getting deeper, or for thick yellowish drainage. Other emergent concerns would be problems breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling of face and neck. ...Read more

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Tiny hard itchy knot insect bite?

Depends: If recent bite and it is sore and red, it could be the start of an abscess or pus accumulation. If not recent it may just be scar tissue formed from repair of the bite damage. If you live in west africa it could be the tumbu fly larva living under your skin : (. ...Read more

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What insect bite can cause four horizontal tiny bumps?

Bed bugs: Usually it's three, but bed bugs make bites as the walk. They call them breakfast lunch and dinner bites. Hope that's not it, but if you continue to get them I would check your mattress. ...Read more

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My son 15 months old found to have bitten by some kind of insect, and he had swelling over the leg and two small marks, what I have to do to treat it?

My son 15 months old found to have bitten by some kind of insect, and he had swelling over the leg and two small marks, what I have to do to treat it?

Insect bites: Keep the insect bite area clean. Keep him from scratching at the site. You can give him a tepid bath with a little baking soda or aveeno (oatmeal powder) in the bath water. Caladryl clear gel can stop itching, if that's a problem. Call your doctor if redness or swelling is spreading. ...Read more

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I have been bitten 2 days ago on me foot by an insect, puss starting to form but not painful yet.?

I have been bitten 2 days ago on me foot by an insect, puss starting to form but not painful yet.?

Infection: Depending on the size of the lesion, different "concern time frames" apply. Clean the wound and check if the size is growing, if no drainage is happening contact your pcp. Incision and drainage might be needed, or something as simple as doxycycline could be enought ...Read more

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I have 2 insect bites, 1 on my back 1 on my forearm, both swollen and itchy, I have had them for over 6 weeks now! Not painful at all?

I have 2 insect bites, 1 on my back 1 on my forearm, both swollen and itchy, I have had them for over 6 weeks now! Not painful at all?

Insect bites: BrendanC,

6 weeks seems like quite a long time for insect bites to heal, although this is possible if you are scratching them frequently which can delay healing. Mosquito or spider bites can take a while to heal and can often leave a small lump in the tissue with darkening of the skin which resolves over time. If you have increasing size, redness or pain, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I started having allergic bumps close to a 4 week old completely healed insect bite. (healed but still has a tiny raised bump) What is going on?

Expect: Even an uncomplicated insect bite induces inflammation which may take a while to subside. Even after the acute inflammation has subsided, the body still needs time to clean up the battlefield. Most residual bump should disappear in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I got stung by some insect (I guessed a bee or wasp?) while riding on my bike two days ago. It was a bit painful for maybe an hour after the sting, bu

I got stung by some insect (I guessed a bee or wasp?) while riding on my bike two days ago. It was a bit painful for maybe an hour after the sting, bu

Bites: Bites from bee or other hymenoptera species usually hurt. Benadryl, cool compress and NSAID. As long as it is not swelling more or you are not having any other symptoms such as breathing problems this should resolve. ...Read more

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I just noticed what looks like an insect bite on my face. A small dot, a white patch surrounding it then a big red ring around it. What is it?

Insect bite: Sounds like an insect bite. Get it looked at ASAP, as it may be a deer tic bite and you would be at risk for Lyme disease. Go to the nearest urgent care facility or your family MD or the ER for evaluation and tx options. Take a picture of it now for comparison later. The red ring is a concern and makes it more urgent. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a growth on my face, started like an insect bite but remains as dark bubble. It’s slightly painful an irritating. I can send picture. Plz advis?

I have a growth on my face, started like an insect bite but remains as dark bubble. It’s slightly painful an irritating. I can send picture. Plz advis?

Growth on face: You can't upload photographs to HealthTap Basic. They can be uploaded to HealthTap Prime and Concierge. This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more