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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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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!

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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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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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