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Is there anything I can do when a bug bite turns in to a blister?

Is there anything I can do when a bug bite turns in to a blister?

Yes: Bug bites can turn to blisters sometimes. This is from the intense reaction that the bite caused in the skin. It's best to not pop blisters as this can open the skin to infection. Topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone cream applied under a band-aid can help reduce the inflammation (and intense itching) and minimize the risk of infection. Fortunately, most bug bites improve in a week or so. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more


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What to do when a bug bite turns into a blister with pus?

What to do when a bug bite turns into a blister with pus?

Thanks for asking!: Go to a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment! ...Read more

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How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

How to pop a blister from a bug bite?

Usually recommend : That you don't break open a blister from a bug bite to reduce chances of developing an infection. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite leaves a blister?

Many: Short question with almost no other information, so sort answer is many. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Bug bite with red ring around, no blistering?

Pus or Abscess?: Until your doctor examines you this 'bite' should be considered a potential staph infection. It is an urgent problem if there is pus or abscess in the lesion. ...Read more

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If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

If a bug bite has a blister top on it do you pop the blister or will that make it worse?

Leave it alone: By opening it artificially you will create an open inflamed surface onto which bacterial growth may occur. If you can tolerate leaving it alone, do so. If you cannot, have your pharmacist suggest an antibacterial ointment you can apply to the surface or just wash with soap and water and keep it very clean. It should heal in a day or two. ...Read more

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Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Itchy bug bite blister, should I pop it?

Try not to: You would be creating a portal for infection. ...Read more

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Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Bug bite that causes large blister, treatment?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, ulceration, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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Bug bite that has little blisters around it, treatment?

Bug bite that has little blisters around it, treatment?

Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind 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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How to speed up the healing of a blister from a bug bite?

How to speed up the healing of a blister from a bug bite?

Time: Your immune system knows what to do so let us be patient and wait for the results. You can place topical creams for pain and infections. ...Read more

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Blister on top of foot. Can this be from bug bite?

Maybe: There are many things that can cause a blister, including an insect bite (especially if it itches). It's best to get this checked by a doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Is blood blister on foot from bug bite?

Blood blister: The blood blister can be from irritation or blister formation. A tight show, rubbing during physical activity can result in a blood blister. Check your shoes to see where the irriation is occuring. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bug bite allergy that she blisters up when bitten how to protect and treat blisters that form?

My daughter has a bug bite allergy that she blisters up when bitten how to protect and treat blisters that form?

Bug bites: The best way to prevent them is to use bug repellent such as off. To treat the blisters, try otc cortisone cream twice a day. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist for something stronger. ...Read more

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Are there mosquito bites that do not itch? I have a bug bite , same size as mosquito bite but it's not itching or turning into a blister

Are there mosquito bites that do not itch? I have a bug bite , same size as mosquito bite but it's not itching or turning into a blister

Yes but: The very first mosquito bite may not induce itching but subsequent ones will since one then becomes allergic to the components in the venom. Not all insect bites induce itching (spider bite for example) . The odds are against a mosquito bite not being itchy and thus the bite was likely from another insect. ...Read more

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What could a nickel to quater sized round open wound mean after someone has scratched a bug bite or popped a blister? Open, but not painful?

Simple answer: It means you scratched the skin off and created an open wound.Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more

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Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Infection: This could be some type of allergic reaction, but your symptoms worry me. A staph or strep infection some times starts out this way. Elevate the area, apply warm compress. If not better see your doctor right away to get it checked out. ...Read more

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Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite. What could this be and how to treat it?

Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite. What could this be and how to treat it?

Bug bite: It could be that your lesion is not actually a bug bite, or it could have become infected from scratching. Please see your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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I am an American visiting Peru. I got a bug bite which now has a blister and a swollen area around on my hand. What should I do?

I am an American visiting Peru. I got a bug bite which now has a blister and a swollen area around on my hand. What should I do?

Now 18 hrs. out: By now I hope you are on the mend. If it is getting worse, see a Peruvian Doc. Increased swelling now might be worrisome infection/venom. At 18 hrs. out, if it is already getting better, warm soaks may help it along as the mild increase in circulation helps heal and fight minor infection. If it itches, though, heat may make it itch more. The picture is a tick bite which is a separate story. ...Read more

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