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Mosquito Bite Turned Hard Lump
Not sure: An extreme allergic response could cause a large welt, and it could last a couple of days. If this is very old, though, it is possible it wasn't a mosquito but some other insect and it left a stinger inside you. If painful, it could be infected. You might want to have it examined to see if there is pus that needs to be released. Meanwhile, apply warm compresses for 15 mins 4x daily. ...Read more
I am experiencing calf pain. The following also describes me: Obesity. Mosquito bite that formed into hard lump. Painful, starting to discolor and darken area.
My daughter showed me what looked like a mosquito bite 2 days ago, it looks like it's getting worse, a little bruising, hard lump and painful. Ideas?
I had mosquito bites on my right leg. Few days later a hard painful lump appeared in between my shin and ankle. It's been 3 weeks with no changes.?
After a week of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my swollen and red mosquito bites, a hard circular lump has formed under both bites. What can I do to get rid of them?
Best not to use topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it is a potent sensitizer and many will develop an allergic reaction from it. Topical cortisone creams work best. The redness and lump should gradually fade.
Some insect bites persists for years and are called dermatofibromas. ...Read more
I found hard lump on my labia majora. Not itchy and there's no white head. Thought it was a mosquito bite but not itchy it's a hard lump under skin?
Could be a cyst? New: It could be a labial / Bartholin's gland cyst. It might be useful to have your doctor see it. ...Read more
I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! What could it be?
I have just returned from corfu. I had mosquito bites, not itchy little red dots. Now I started with white lumps, itchy, now red, delayed reaction? Tia
It's possible. ..: ...but I think you first have to question whether the "itchy little red dots" were actually mosquito bites. Other kinds of bug bites, heat rash (miliaria) or even swimmer's itch caused by an allergic reaction to a waterborne parasite can produce red or white bumps. Use OTC cortisone cream for a day or two. If rash is progressing/not improving, seek medical eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My daughter had what I thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?
Dr. J. Ferguson advised warm compress, dr. N. Munmeh- cold; confusing?
Any insect bite clean with soap water, if itchy, bumpy: cold compress 1st few hours, hydrocortisone; can give oral benadryl: to reduce allergic response.
If after 1-2 days getting even bigger, deeper: warm compress; if not better in couple of days- see her pediatrician to rule out possible infection and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Two very mobile lumps on the right side of my neck right under my jaw and I'm curious as to what they are, I had lots of mosquito bites on my face too?
Lumps like you: Describe are usually lymph nodes that swell when infection or inflammation is nearby. Mosquito bites don't usually cause lymph node swelling unless you scratched them & they became infected. Mosquito bites go away without treatment; itching can be alleviated with OTC antihistamines. The CDC website (www. Cdc. Gov >features>stopmosquitos can give you information about prevention. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it?
Spider bite?: It may be from a spider bite. If it gets worse, be sure to consult your doctor. Spider bite often gets infection and rapid spread so don't delay in getting it checked out. (since there are other potential causes as well) ...Read more
I have small lump under my leg and it can be itchy sometimes. It's not a mosquito bite and I also have one on my stomach. Any idea what it could be?
I woke up with a red lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite but it's not itchy or sore to touch. Should I be worried?
Itchy hard white bump on back of calf. Not painful and only one. Low chance that it's a mosquito bite (would've had to have been bit within 3 min)?
I had a bump on my leg which I thought was a mosquito bite. It was very itchy and filled with a clear fluid. It is now a hard crusty raised bump?
You probably have: An infection and possibly and abscess, that is a collection of infectious material within a tissue. Treatment is antibiotics and possibly incision and drainage by a physician. Signs are redness, swelling, heat and pain. If is not an abscess, you have an infection as per your description. Seek medical attention asap. ...Read more
Tiny hard immobile Bump on my foot after a mosquito bite, been there for 3+ years. Doesn't hurt unless I scratch it with nail. Light pink in color?
Get it checked...: Either see a Podiatrist or a Dermatologist to have it looked at. ...Read more
I have a small bump on the right side of the stomach (right under my rib cage) that looks similar to a mosquito bite but isn't itchy and isn't hard.
I have a bump under my skin in the genital area it kind of looks like a mosquito bite but is hard. It is about the size of a nickel and it does hurt?
Ingrown hair?: It's possible it's an ingrown hair, especially if you shave down there at all, but even if you don't it could be. It could also theoretically be a small cyst. Both can be painful. I would suggest you have your doctor take a look at it for a more formal diagnosis and that way you'll be able to have a proper treatment plan to get rid of it. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
I have a small hard bump on my chin. It hurts a little and is slightly red. I don't think it's a mosquito bite because it doesn't itch and I don't think it's acne either. What is it and how can I get rid of it?
There are so: Many different possible causes for this type of lesion - that there is no way to identify it on line. ...Read more
When I itch a mosquito bite the top layer of skin comes off. Left with a scanned patch of skin. Not itching hard. Why is that.
Sounds normal.: I don't know what you mean by a "scanned patch" of skin, but the skin over a bite does tend to slough off as the area heals. It is nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
When feeling itchy from a mosquito bite means you were just bitten, or the bump reaction takes 2-14 days to appear? Can't tell when I'm getting bit
Usually just bitten: A person can notice a mosquito bite right away, or within a few minutes. If she is asleep, it may take longer to notice. If bitten while sleeping, she should notice the bite upon waking up. A new mosquito bite should be visibly growing in size on the skin surface during the first couple of hours. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a small bump on the back of my head, right side. The bump is about the size of a mosquito bite. (Half a dime) very painful to the touch. Hurts when I lay my head down. What could this be?
Inflammation &/or an: Infection. You need an in-person exam by a provider that can lay eyes on it. If it's a hair follicle infection, it's called a furuncle, which, without treatment, can progress to cellulitis &/or abscess. If >1 follicle gets involved, then it's a carbuncle. Talk to your doc about need for drainage, aspiration, culture, empiric antibiotic treatment. If lymphadenitis, use ultrasound & needle biopsy. ...Read more
I have a few bites spread out across my body. It looks like they are healing but I don't know what kind of bites they are. At first I thought they were mosquito bites but they never went away. They are now a darker color and have a small bump in the middl
BITES ACROSS BODY:
I DO NOT KNOW HOW LONG THEY HAVE BEEN THERE, BUT IF THEY ARE NOT GOING AWAY YOU SHOULD YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST VERY SOON.
YOU DIDNT SAY IF THEY WERE ITCHY. . . ...Read more
My two months baby has hard spot of mosquito bite which was bitten a few week's before. How to cure it and will it cause any problem to my?
No: Squeezing things like this is a good way to introduce infection, or, if infection is already present, it's a good way to push it into deeper tissues. Please don't squeeze! I like over the counter cortisone cream for this sort of bite. ...Read more
I keep getting mosquito bite looking bumps, that swell into one large bump only when I'm sleeping. What could this be?
Bedbug?: Have you checked to be sure you do not have bedbugs or a dog with fleas? Also, have you changed detergents on your sheets or applied any other chemicals to the area? ...Read more