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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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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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What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

What sort of bug bites cause a growing red blister?

Almost any kind.: Virtually any sort of bug bite can cause blistering. I generally don't recommend popping these blisters unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes the itch and swelling of a mosquito bite?

Mosquito bite: Recent research has shown that itching due to mosquito occurs through a histamine-independent peripheral pathway. See http://www.Rosslab.Neurobio.Pitt.Edu/mbi/. ...Read more

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Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

Can the bullseye rash develop in one day from a tick bite?

14 days: The bullseye rash of lyme disease takes about 14 days to show up. You could have an allergic reaction to a bug bite that will develop within a day. Infection from a bite, not lyme disease, starts getting worse after about 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?

What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it  the size of a baseball & itchy?

It can be: It can be any of a number of insects - what you are describing could be a spider bite or a wasp bite/bee sting or even a tick - it is quite possible you are having an allergic reaction or a cellulitis. See a dermatologist. ...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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An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

An insect bite has taken on the appearance of a pimple. What is this?

Not unusual reaction: It is not unusual for a insect bite to chane its appearance to what looks like a pimple, so it is normal reaction. ...Read more

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Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite

Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite

Probably not shingle: Shingles usually present with many painful bumps over an entire area of your skin. One small pustule likely something else. Maybe insect, maybe fire ant bite depending on where you live in the US ...Read more

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Why is there a rash around a tick bite?

Lyme: A rash around a tick bite, especially if its a target like red rash and you live in part of the country where lyme is common, is essentially diagnostic of infection with lyme disease. A relatively short course of oral antibiotics (doxycycline is usually best) will easily get rid of this. ...Read more

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Got some type of insect bites and are very red what insect bite is it?

Cellulitis: It would be impossible to tell which insect bites is that. Plus you don't see the insect so it is not necessary due to an insect bite. Cellulitis due to any reasons can looks like that red tender bump. Try using warm compress for about 30 minutes 4 times a day. If it does not improve or it gets worse, see a physician to see if abscess is formed and needed to be drained. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. Depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal silver internally as well. ...Read more

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Infected insect bites? How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Infected insect bites?  How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Insect bites: Infection happens usually because of scratching. If the insect bite gets swollen, red, hard and tender, it's probably infection and will need an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can my boyfriend prevent getting infected insect bites on his legs? It looks really bad?

How can my boyfriend prevent getting infected insect bites on his legs?  It looks really bad?

Don't Scratch: If it looks "bad" it sounds like it might already be infected and he needs to see his physician. To prevent infection, no scratching and apply neosporin. ...Read more

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Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where i used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?

Should resolve : While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will resolve with time if you wear sunscreen on your legs tell your legs are not so tan it will make the spots less noticeable till they resolve. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infected insect bite?

What are the symptoms of infected insect bite?

Pain, redness: An infected insect bite will get more painful and redder as time passes. The area involved will also increase, and it may swell and start to drain. Warm compresses can help you clear the area over time; most minor skin infections don't need oral antibiotics, but if it's not improving with home care you might, so see your dr if it doesn't clear on it's own. ...Read more

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What can I do for infected insect bite?

Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat an infected insect bite?

How can I treat an infected insect bite?

Depends on Severity: If the degree of inflammation is mild, topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) three times per day may resolve the infection. However, for a bite that has pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and/or a yellowish exudate, consultation with a physician for appropriate treatment including systemic antibiotics is indicated. ...Read more

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First aid for infected insect bite?

First aid for infected insect bite?

Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. ...Read more

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What can I use for infected insect bite on knee?

What can I use for infected insect bite on knee?

Antibiotic cream: Depending on the extent of the infection, if it is just local, then antibody cream or ointment would be very appropriate. If the infection is more extensive than you may need antibiotics. If it is deep into the kneecap then the pus would have to be evacuated as well as the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

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I need some advice for baby's infected insect bite?

I need some advice for baby's infected insect bite?

Apply cream: Check bite site for any superficial pus, worsening inflammation, redness or tenderness. You can use antiseptic wash (e.g. savlon) followed by antibiotic cream (neosporin). Monitor for fever or signs of systemic infection ...Read more

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Can i go the doctors with a sspected infected insect bite?

Yes: If you think you have an infection then you should see the doctor. ...Read more

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Should I go the ER with a suspected infected insect bite?

Should I go the ER  with a suspected infected insect bite?

Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. You would save more money by going to see your local physician. Then you will have a way to follow up by the same physician who treated you. This continuity of care is more important to your final outcome. ...Read more

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Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected insect bite in hand?

Infected hand: Insect bite can be infected with routine skin bacteria however more exotic microrgansms are possible. Damage from the bug bite itself may be mistaken for an infection when in fact it is actually skin necrosis or an allergic reaction. Make sure it doesn resemble a recluse spider bite or something similar, get evaluated medically, your pcp or the er is a good starting point and/or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Can I use Hydrocortisone on an infected insect bite?

Can I use Hydrocortisone on an infected insect bite?

Yes: would help the inflammation but won't treat the infection, keep the area clean though, see your doctor if no improvement, as you may need Rx meds, good luck ...Read more

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What to do for infected insect bite besides avoid scratching?

What to do for infected insect bite besides avoid scratching?

See doctor: Seek medical attention as you will likely need antibiotics for treatment of the infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Rash On Chest (Definition)

Rash (exanthem): is a lesion(s) which affects color/ texture/ appearance of skin. This skin eruption may have many possible causes- allergies, medical conditions/ diseases, hormones,or contact with damaging substances. Rash of ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more