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Itchy Bug Bites On Legs
I had a small itchy bug bite on my leg that turned into a half dollar sized bruise. the bruise is still visible over 4 weeks later should I be concern?
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
I have a rash that almost looks like bug bites that started on my legs but seems to be spreading and very itchy and painful any thoughts as what it is?
This rash could be hives or irritation from shaving (most common), when from shaving it is usually when you use a razor with more than 2 blades and try to get a close shave. If hives they only last in each spot for less than a day.
Need to see and md for best advice. Can take benadryl/use calamine and stop shaving for awhile. ...Read more
Itchy bumps appear often (mostly arm/leg/back), can be goosebump-like or can get as large as bug bites. Disappears in a few hours. Usually not red.
Hives / urticaria : Usually, itchy bumps are urticaria, or hives. They go away in a few hours and the skin looks normal . They are white in the bump area and usually it is pink around the outside. The bumps are called wheals and the areas around them are called flares. If you don't have ANY redness anywhere, it may be eczema or something else. Antihistamines like zyrtec, Allegra or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help the itch. See a doc! ...Read more
Hello - I have a number of what I believe are bug bites on my legs also seems like on my penis-red, itchy and swollen. Any thoughts on what to do?
Bug bites. Raised like mosquitoe bites very itchy. Random placement(legs/lower arms). Now flat and look like hickies. Thoughts on cause?
I have red rashes on my legs that look like bug bites, but they are not itchy or irritated. And there is a patch on my arm that is small and not red.
Rash : Difficult to answer without more information and pictures. Contact one of us or see your doctor ...Read more
My son has a rash on his legs that started as a few small red bumps that looked like bug bites. They were very itchy and they have now spread to both ?
I have bug bites that are on my legs arms and chest. Very itchy at night. I feel the bite and get red bumps right after. Scabies?
Exposed?: Usually, you will know if you've been exposed to someone with scabies, they will have a persistent itchy rash. Could also be flea bites or bedbugs. See your doctor and get checked. In the meantime, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets and cortisone cream can help the itching. Good luck! ...Read more
My son has developed raised itchy bumps on his arms and legs over the last 2 days they resemble bug bites however they completely cover his extremities he does not have any on his neck face back or chest the bumps are small reddish in color and have a tin
Contact rash: With the limited information: he is itchy and the rash is not infected or sore. He sounds otherwise normal. His rash may be a contact allergic rash. A trial of antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec may be indicated with cool compresses/soaks and topical anti-itch creams/lotions like calamine/caladryl/1% hydrocortisone. If he appear more "ill" and uncomfortable, see your pediatrician. ...Read more
I have a painful rash mostly on my buttocks & on my back under my bra band. I do have a few spots on my arms & legs aswell. They look like bug bites but are more sore than itchy. Not sure what may have caused them. I'm having a hard time finding infor
Had bed bug bites on hands feet legs arms. very itchy till i may bleed and are now turning a little rashy and look a little like eczema. help?
Very common: Very common reaction to insect bites especially bedbug bites. Itching as you found out may cause bleeding and subsequent infection. You must get to see your family physician and/or a dermatologist to obtain medication and how to prevent recurrence of the insect invasion. Otherwise you will be one very unhappy person ...Read more
Big bug bites but in rash style, only on top of back of legs, front waist, stomach, arms, neck and hands, very itchy, only nites, allergie meds nitely?
Bed bug bites may: have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs. ...Read more
My girlfriend has callouses on her ankle that resulted from bug bites during a camping trip. They are very itchy and are not going away.
You don't get : Callouses from bug bites. Callouses come from friction. Have her see a doctor to evaluate the problem. ...Read more
Itchy bumps that look like bug bites. they started on my calf then started to go away and showed up on my arm then my inner thigh. last about 2 months?
I have two bug bites on my ankle that have lasted 8 months, they periodically get very itchy. One has turned into a hard red bump, other not raised.
See a doctor: See a doctor if you are concerned. One cannot offer specifics when one cannot examine the area first hand. ...Read more
Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.
I have a few itchy bug bites on my ankle. Can I use hydrocortisone cream to reduce the itch if I am breastfeeding my 9 month old? thanks.
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
On holiday in turkey and my leg is developing burn like rashes that were originally insect bites. They are not itchy or painful to touch, just ugly.
OK,...: Tough to know what this exactly without an exam. Sounds like a progression of the healing process, and hopefully you will not acquire scars form the bites moving forward. Try no to itch them or pick at them as that wold increase risk of infection and scarring. See Dr. if you feel they are not improving. ...Read more
So I know I'm allergic to insect bites and thats what started my legs to itch but it's been over a week and now I'm excessively itchy and have bruises?
I have itchy arms and legs at night before sleep, but not when i lie in my bed in the mornings or evenings, no bumps or insect bites, what can it be?
Itchy: Do you have dry skin? This is one cause. Occasionally itchiness develops at night when the body temperature rises. You can prevent this by taking benadryl( may make you drowsy) or Claritin (loratadine). Overactive thyroid or polycythemia(excess red blood cells) are rarer causes. Your physician can evaluate you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
There are little red itchy bumps on my arms and left leg that look like insect bites but appear out of no where and burn under warm water. Any ideas?
Possible but: It has multiple potential answers. Perhaps adding a photo would help us to give you a better answer. ...Read more
? Urticaria: and could chronic if that has been going on for sometime, please see an allergist, if not, could be just acute urticaria and will go on its own, OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more
Bug Bites : Mosquito bites may not have a central blister unlike bug bites ...Read more
I have 4 bug bites and they keep getting hard and leaking a liquid. They are very itchy but they hurt too. ?
Need medical exam: If you have skin breakdown, you will likely need antibiotics to help you heal this area. You can try to wash with warm water and apply local antibiotics(over the counter neosporin)) but it may not be successful. Best to go see your doctor for it. ...Read more