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Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

Back of neck has rash bumps from shampoo. Is this an allergic reaction?

It might not: It is unlikely that you only have bumps in the back of your neck but not in your scalp or elsewhere if you are allergic to the shampoo that you are using. A skin rash needs to be seen to know what it is. You should come see a local physician to be evaluated if that rash bothers you. ...Read more

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What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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Could an allergy to peanuts cause a rash that looks like mosquitoe bites?

Could an allergy to peanuts cause a rash that looks like mosquitoe bites?

Yes: Peanut allergy can manifest itself as hives (urticaria) commonly. Hives look and feel like mosquito bites--they are raised, red, itchy, round to oval and can be of various sizes, scattered on the body. Hives usually wax and wane and the skin appears normal after they resolve. If the rash occurred after eating peanut, see an allergist for confirmation and a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear.. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?

? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more

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Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Could an allergic reaction cause a rash all over my body?

Absolutely.: Certain rashes are definitely not related to allergies; diagnosis starts with the appearance. This is where a knowledgeable, experienced diagnostician is key. Many viruses do, too, and some are quite itchy. So do medications, too, and continuing to take the drug may be risky. Better get checked out. ...Read more

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Could type two diabetes cause a maculopapular rash on your face arms and legs that is occasionally itchy?

Could type two diabetes cause a maculopapular rash on your face arms and legs that is occasionally itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.

Could a manicure cause itching in throat and all over body- no rash. Allergic reaction? No rash or redness at the nails or hands or feet though.

Real or not real?: I wonder if you have inhaled the dust from the filing of the nails. This dust can be dangerous. Consider changing salon to one with good ventilation and extraction system. ...Read more

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Could it be an allergic reaction from mosquitoe bites that the bites turn in to big swollen welts?

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

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What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)? Is it hives-like?

What kind of allergic rash, raised skin do you get from allergic reaction to imodium (loperamide)?  Is it hives-like?

See below: The most common reaction would be hives. I have seen patients get a lot of swelling around the eyes. And, there is always the possibility of a more severe reaction, with trouble breathing, etc. ...Read more

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Is it likely that an autoimmune condition OR allergy would cause underarm swelling, night sweats, joint pain, fatigue and welts on legs/ arms?

Is it likely that an autoimmune condition OR allergy would cause underarm swelling, night sweats, joint pain, fatigue and welts on legs/ arms?

I would be: more concerned about LYMPHOMA WITH THE SYMPTOMS/SIGNS YOU DESCRIBE! This definitely needs a complete medical evaluation and laboratory testing! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a mosquito bite reaction involve coughing along with a rash?

Can a mosquito bite reaction involve coughing along with a rash?

See below: Many mosquito borne illnesses can involve rashes and i believe cough can be involved, but more often, the symptoms of a mosquito borne illness involve, fevers, joint and muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, headaches, etc. If you are concerned, see you doctor soon. ...Read more

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My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

My baby cheeks are red is. This a rash or a allergic reaction?

Red cheeks: If the skin is rough, it could be dry skin which is very common this time of the year. Apply a moisturizer. I assume your baby does not have a fever? ...Read more

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What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

What type of insect or spider bites you and leaves a burning sensation at the bite?

Many: Any insect toxin which will set up an inflammation can do this. See the following for information: << http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412. ...Read more

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Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Could this itchy red rash on my hands be an allergic reaction?

Anything possible: Need more information. Have you been around any materials to which you could have a reaction (poison ivy, caustic materials, etc.)? It could be an allergic reaction, but to what? ...Read more

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How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest

Not allergy: You indicate a gunshot wound!!!! Where on your body? Bandages? Did you apply any medicine to your skin? Where? Why worry about 4 little spots on your arm when you got shot??? Jealous husband? ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

A sensitivity to substances called allergens that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, or gastrointestinal tract. They can be breathed into the ...Read more