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Itchy bites on legs. red surrounding area, perfectly round pustule in the center. doesnt really hurt but is firm when i push on the red area. warm.

Itchy bites on legs. red surrounding area, perfectly round pustule in the center. doesnt really hurt but is firm when i push on the red area. warm.

Age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Put your country or state, too. Ages and locations can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you, too! ...Read more

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I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?

Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

Flea bites: On legs only-probably flea bites. Any dogs or cats? Get them flea collars. Buy some solarcaine spray and Hydrocortisone cream and the itching will be stopped. ...Read more

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I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months,how can i get rid of them?What are they?

Insect bites: Insect bites usually heal long before three months. Perhaps you now have a secondary prolonged reaction. Try applying cortisone type cream or ointment. If lesions persist or worsen, see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been bitten on my leg and now I have a area which is quite big and red it is also itchy.

Go see your doctor: Bites leading to redness are worrisome for cellulitis (infection). Don't wait until it hurts or you develop red streaks or fever. Go see your doctor now for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy spots on the crease of crease in the back of my leg what can it be other than insect bites?

I have itchy spots on the crease of crease in the back of my leg what can it be other than insect bites?

Hard to tell: Itchy spots in creases can be caused by a variety of things. Some things could be an allergic reaction to something your skin has come in contact with, a fungus, scabies, shingles are a few causes. Rashes are very hard to diagnose without looking at. If someone has a rash it would be best to go in to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Non-itchy raised bumps at leg.With central dimple.Viral or fungal?Bug bite?

Non-itchy raised bumps at leg.With central dimple.Viral or fungal?Bug bite?

Could be either of -: Of those. See a dermatologist for his expertise to get the correct dx. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my leg I used ice and aloe Vera to cool it down it's feels itchy what can I do to make it go away ?

I have a bite on my leg I used ice and aloe Vera to cool it down it's feels itchy what can I do to make it go away ?

Insect bite : Apply a small amount of over the counter 1% hydrocortisone daily to the insect bite. Do not use for more than 5 days to prevent thinning of the skin. Also useful is topical calamine lotion or Calodryl, which has calamine and diphenhydramine ( Benadryl), applied twice daily. ...Read more

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I have an insect bite on my leg and there is what looks ro be water coming out, it is really itchy what should i do?

Watch for infection: Since the lesion has broken out already, topical cortisone may be applied away from the open area. Keep an eye on any pus coming out since this may indicate an infection which may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Small bug bite size spot on leg. Used calamine but got worse, now fist size. No major sores just red and itchy. Thoughts?

Small bug bite size spot on leg. Used calamine but got worse, now fist size. No major sores just red and itchy. Thoughts?

Bite reaction: Seems like a localized allergic reaction to the bite. Watch for sings of infection (pain, pus, etc) Try OTC Zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) once a day for a few days to stop the allergic reaction, apply cold compresses a few times a day. It should get better soon. ...Read more

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1 diameter red circle with white line, no itchy or no bite sign it appears on my upper leg, little pain when I press on it, like though skin?

1 diameter red circle with white line, no itchy or no  bite sign it appears on my upper leg, little pain when I press on it, like though skin?

Need more info: And would help to be able to see this. If you live in a area or engage in activities in which exposure to ticks occurs, would suggest you show this to a doctor and make sure it is not early sign of lyme disease. If it progresses, gets larger or more tender, definitely make a doctor's appointment asap. ...Read more