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Is Ethnicity A Factor In Infected Insect Bites
Welt badly at bug bites.Last bite welted to ~6" diameter.y so large?Dr said likely allergic unlikely cellulitis.y such a large reaction?unknown bug.
Allergist might he: An allergist or dermatologist may help clarify. You may be what is called a bite reactor. ...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
VERY,VERY HIGH: "anopheles quadrimaculatus" is the most important species in the eastern United States regarding malaria transmission. In the western United States, it's "anopheles freeborni"."anopheles punctipennis" found in the contiguous U.S. States- however, it is not the natural vector of malaria. ...Read more
Is mosquito allergy rare ? Can you develop deadly allergy to mosquito when adult ? I live in norway. There is no mosquito with malaria etc, here.
Swelling important..: Redness is not important, but induration (swelling) is when reading a TB test. For normal healthy person, induration of > 15 mm is considered positive. Other clinical situations may warrant calling >10 mm of induration positive. ...Read more
My wife was bitten by some sort of insect. It appears to be a spider bite. Red cellulitis that is spreading, center is open draining. What antibiotic?
See your doctor: Skin infections are most commonly caused by S. aureus or "staph." The resistant form is known as MRSA. Antibiotic choice depends on the patient's other medical problems but Cephalexin is a common choice for the non-resistant form and Doxycycline and Linezolid are the most effective oral antibiotics for MRSA. Your provider can culture the wound to tailor antibiotics specifically to the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When there is an outbreak of west nile virus, how is the population of infected mosquitoes exterminated?
Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?
Yes and no: Most people get a local allergic reaction to mosquitoes. This will lead to a large area of redness. Some people are more allergic than others, so those people get even worse rashes and reactions. There are some lucky people who are not allergic at all. So while it is an allergic reaction, there is usually nothing dangerous about it. Oral antihistamines might help. ...Read more
I have an on-going undiagnosed infection. I had original insect bite in West Africa in 2007, which turned into a chancre, then a rash-type area. ?
Leishmaniasis: Read up on this. It sounds like this could be it. ...Read more
A mosquito bite resulted in an allergic reaction of 4" red bump with 3" darkred center that's turning purple. Is that normal for an allergic reaction?
Look for body ticks: Symptoms of tick borne illness are varied depending on the tick vector and diseases carried. If you see any attached ticks and do not know how long they have been attached or any rashes, severe headaches, joint or muscle aches, neck stiffness or are just worried, see you primary doctor for a physical exam and lab testing asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?
Bitten by a mosquito, very swollen & red, the other bites are red but not as swollen like the size of gum ball/quarter. Why is it this size/lump?
Not quite sure if it's a tick bite but looks like an insect or spider bite of some kind. Has been slowly growing bigger. This happened in Thailand.
since it is growing and happened in another country;
GO to the emergency department and get evaluated now not tomorrow. ...Read more
I'm covered in large mosquito bites! could it be hives and that maybe i'm allergic to something here?
Yes: Time to have it looked at.Get a more detailed answer ›
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