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What kind of bug bites look similar to mosquito bites?

What kind of bug bites look similar to mosquito bites?

Many: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

What kind of spider bite leaves skin bruised?

That can occur with: A number of types of insect and spider bites - it is not specific enough as a single factor to determine the offending spider/ insect. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

You may not be able : To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite leaves a blister?

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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What kind of insect bite leaves a blister?

What kind of insect bite leaves a blister?

Many kinds: Many insects cause blisters but some may be so small that they are not easily visible and look like little bumps.But some insects and spiders cause large blisters, these are brown recluse spider yellow sac spiders fire ants blister beetles bed bugs mosquito bite in some people mites rarely tick bites. ...Read more

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What types of bug bites leave bruises?

What types of bug bites leave bruises?

Bites can leave mark: Excessive scratching or rubbing of any bug bite can lead to the bite becoming red or bruised. It is also common for a discolored mark to be left over after the bug bite has healed. The marks usually fade with time or can be treated with a fading cream, if necessary. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite looks like a bullseye?

Perhaps lyme disease: Several bites can cause this response, and it most often means nothing to your health, and clears without treatment. Dermatologists consider lyme disease, caused by an infection introduced in a tick bite, which classically causes erythema migrans-an expanding target like lesion. No other symptoms may be present at the onset of the rash, so consider seeing your doctor for preventative medication. ...Read more

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What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can bug bites look like blisters?

Can bug bites look like blisters?

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

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What bug bites and leaves a blister?

What bug bites and leaves a blister?

Many types of: insect bites can blister - it is a non-specific rxn. ...Read more

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What kind of rash that look like insect bite and it itches?

What kind of rash that look like insect bite and it itches?

Bite: Can be an insect bite and can also be hives. The rash needs to be examined by a doctor for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Healing of scratched insect bites?

Healing of scratched insect bites?

Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doctor as they may be infected. ...Read more

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Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Bug bite or sting? Big bruise spreading

Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more

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Bug bite on hand white to red skin?

Bug bite on hand white to red skin?

Local reaction/aller: It is probabely local allergic reaction and you can use over the counter Hydrocortisone 1% cream if it persists. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

What kind of insect bite leaves a red line?

Any: Any insect bite that has a red line leading away from it has possibly become infected and will need medical attention and any bite that breaks the skin surface has the potential to become infected. ...Read more

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What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. **the itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs.You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located. ...Read more

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Infected chigger bite blister or mosquito bite blister, how can I tell?

Infected chigger bite blister or mosquito bite blister, how can I tell?

Signs of infection : Can include redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling, pus, or red streaks. If you have these - please seek medical care. ...Read more

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Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

Do bat bites swell like a mosquito bite?

A bat’s teeth may: Scratch or puncture the skin. Unlike movies, the bite is not particularly distinctive ; may not even be visible. It may look like a small pin prick. It doesn't look like mosquito bite. Check photo of a bat bite at: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bat+bites+on+humans;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;form=iqfrba#view=detail;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;selectedindex=0. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bite leaves a tiny circle on your skin?

What kind of bug bite leaves a tiny circle on your skin?

Tick bite: A tick bite can look like a bull's eye. It's important to see your doctor if you see a tick or suspect a tick bite because they can carry lyme disease which can have long-term debilitating consequences. Treatment with Doxycycline can help prevent lyme disease. Other bugs that leave a tiny circle are spider, bed bugs, fleas, fire ants, chiggers. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head ?

My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head ?

This sounds like it: might be an infection, as opposed to a bug bite. Of course if you're somewhere where there are insects out at this time of year, it's possible. I would recommend that you have her examined by her doctor to be sure. Meanwhile, have her sit in a warm tub or apply warm compresses to the area. If it's itchy, she can have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Don't try to squeeze it to open it up; you may make it worse. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized ?

Bug bite: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that the team can take care of you but they might also need to discuss things with your primary doctor. Hope all goes well - the doctors are excellent! ...Read more

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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bite leaves a hole in the skin?

What kind of insect bite leaves a hole in the skin?

Almost any can ...: There are classic insect bites that leave a hole--the mosquito & the tick, for example. Truly any bug with a "proboscis" or snout that is genetically designed by nature to drill or puncture a hole into our skin for a nice blood meal from beneath our outer epidermis. Several varieties of spiders may leave "holes" as well. So, best use your insect repellent (something with deet usually works best!). ...Read more

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Which kind if bug bites are small and skin color?

Any: There is no way to tell which bug bite causes a certain coloration on the skin since the coloration is more an individual response than from the bite itself. The coloration also varies with time. There are however certain bites which may produce a characteristic rash on people (the target like lesion with ticks carrying lyme disease, the bruised & pusey lesion from some spider bites etc) ...Read more

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Got a bug bite and started scratching now I have red dots all under my skin. What is this?

Perhaps hives?: If they are itchy red dots then it could be an allergic reaction to the bug bite or even the mechanical pressure of you scratching. Sometimes you can scratch so hard that you cause tiny little bruises under the skin. ...Read more

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Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?

Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more

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My son has a bug bite there it a total of 4 bites 3 are grouped together and 1 is an inch away and it has a little white head should i pop it?

My son has a bug bite there it a total of 4 bites 3 are grouped together and 1 is an inch away and it has a little white head should i pop it?

Maybe not bugs: This doesn't sound like bug bites, which usually don't result in whiteheads. Other possibilities depend on exact locasion. Acne seems likely and apparently is on your mind, based on chosen topic tages. Also, clustered blister-like or pimple-like skin bumps often are herpes, especially near lips or on the face of a child. Contact your son's doctor and for sure don't pop them (can spread herpes). ...Read more

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What can make your skin itch without a rash or a bug bite?

Xerosis: Your skin may be dry...Dry skin is itchy skin. You can use dove unscented soap and lukewarm (never hot) water for bathing, and apply cerave cream upon exiting the shower. ...Read more

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My skin if peeling from a bug bite. Can I do anything to heal it?

My skin if peeling from a bug bite. Can I do anything to heal it?

Insect bite: Apply any lubrication such as coco butter, aquaphore or even Vaseline. Good luck ...Read more

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Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Tiny itchy growth on skin.  Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream instead of scratching it. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.

Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on the top of my head.the next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound, ?

I have a bug bite on the top of my head.the next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound, ?

Allergic response: This sounds like a localised allergic response to the bug bite. It is unusual for infection to develop this early. This could likely be small blisters rather than actual abscesses. In any case if its causing you pain, you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is infection, you may need antibiotics otherwise try some antihistamines which may reduce the reaction around the bite. ...Read more

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There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

Depends on symptoms: Unless u are allergic to any cream, u can generically clean the area and apply otc antibiotic cream and an anti-inflammatory cream, if that doesn't help in a day or 2 consult ur 1ry md. ...Read more

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I have bites all over my arms and I don't know from what kind of bug. They itch and they have been making holes in my skin. I put alcohol on them to st?

I have bites all over my arms and I don't know from what kind of bug. They itch and they have been making holes in my skin. I put alcohol on them to st?

Antihistamines, etc.: An antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or ChlorTrimeton may help relieve itching, redness, and swelling. A spray of local anesthetic containing benzocaine, such as Solarcaine, may help relieve pain. Hydrocortisone 1% cream or calamine lotion applied to the skin will help relieve itching and redness. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to get rid of the bug bite scars on my skin?

Time, steroid: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?

Hives: Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however. ...Read more