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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Insect Bites

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I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

I have a large, itchy red and purple bruise on my leg. It started out small and light pink and I thought it was an insect bite. I have lupus too?

Lupus: W/systemic lupus erythematosus you may have the lupus anticoagulant and a coagulopathic bleed get seen ASAP get a blood count coagulation tests and favor 5 Leiden mutation protein c and s screening and platelet count bring all meds good luck stay calm ...Read more

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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Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Which insect bites in the u.S. Have parasites like they do in africa?

Parasites: Cockroaches frequently feed on human feces, and therefore they can disseminate cysts of enteric protozoans in the environment if such feces are contaminated (7, 16, 24, 25, 30, 31, 32). The important epidemiological role of cockroaches in transmission of intestinal entamoeba histolytica-associated amoebiasis was demonstrated in 1971 (25) and in giardiasis in 1981 (16). ...Read more

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Do you pop insect bites?

Do you pop insect bites?

Not a good idea: "popping" or pinching of insect bites does not speed up their resolution and may lead to scarring or infection. ...Read more

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How to stop insect bites from weeping?

How to stop insect bites from weeping?

Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more

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My insect bites don't heal. What should I do?

My insect bites don't heal. What should I do?

Insect bites?: See a dermatologist to see if they are really insect bites and not something else. ...Read more

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Should I tan even though I have insect bites?

Yes, but: You really shouldn't. You run the risk of prematurely aging your skin as well as increased risk of skin cancers. ...Read more

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What is the transparent liquid coming from insect bites?

Usually...: ...This is due to allergy to insect saliva - skin can "weep" same as allergic nose, though not as much. ...Read more

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Could warm water help insect bites?

Unlikely: There are many ways to try to treat or soothe insect bites, but applying anything warm is not one of them. With most insect bites, there is a histamine release which causes itching and redness & anything warm will make this worse. Applying a cool compress, an OTC steroid cream (2 times a day) may help with this. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or another antihistamine may help with the itch. ...Read more

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What insect bites cause round welts?

Yes: Certainly possible. You should be able to see a dot representing the bite ...Read more

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Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

Can you have an allergy to insect bites?

See below: All insect bites can cause local reactions which include redness, swelling, warmth and itch and this is normal bit sometimes, a person can have what is called a "large local reaction" which is a very vigorous version of the local reaction but is not necessarily an "allergic reaction". Some people can be very allergic to bee stings which can cause anaphylaxis. As for other bites, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can I take amoxicillin for insect bites?

Can I take amoxicillin for insect bites?

Not indicated for it: Amoxicillin is not indicated for insect bites as it is an antibiotic, and indicated for infections, if insect bites get infected than it may be considered but not the best choice even for that. ...Read more

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When do antibiotics kick in for insect bites?

When do antibiotics kick in for insect bites?

They don't: Antibiotics are not generally of any use for insect bites. They will self heal over several days to a week. If the bite were also infected, the speed of action would depend on the type of infection involved. ...Read more

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Is vinegar beneficial for treating insect bites?

Depends: For some types of stings which have an alkaline venom, vinegar might help reduce the symptoms by partially neutralizing the alkaline venom in the local area. For other stings, ones that have an acid component, the vinegar won't help. ...Read more

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Which pill can I take to get rid of insect bites?

Which pill can I take to get rid of insect bites?

Bites: For severe itchy and swollen reactions to insect bites such as mosquito bites, antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) or prescription Prednisone pills may be recommended by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What kind of insect bites itch & burn really bad?

What kind of insect bites itch & burn really bad?

Insect bites: Any insect bite can burn and itch but fire ants are the ones that probably are on the top of the list. You should seek medical care right away if this happens. ...Read more

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Does allegra (fexofenadine) work for insect bites?

Does allegra (fexofenadine) work for insect bites?

Allergy, yes: Allegra (fexofenadine) is an antihistamine that could help treat hives triggered by insect stings, but will likely have less effect on bug bites in my experience. ...Read more