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Doctor insights on: Multiple Bug Bites In One Area

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Why am I the only one who gets bug bites in my family?

Why am I the only one who gets bug bites in my family?

Hard to say: No one really knows but from my personal (non-scientifically tested) experience, mosquitos seem to like healthier people. Just my 2 cents worth.

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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Arw there bug bites that might spread to other parts of one's body where the person was not bitten?

Sometimes: Sometimes bug bites will trigger prurigo which is a severe type of eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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I get bug bites swells and get hot to the touch. Out of 9, i'mthe only one that gets them. What should I do?

I get bug bites swells and get hot to the touch. Out of 9, i'mthe only one that gets them. What should I do?

Allergic Reaction: Bug bites are allergic reactions, usually an allergic reaction to the saliva of the insect. All things being equal, if you get more of a reaction than others around you, that probably indicates that you have greater allergic sensitivity to the bug bite. Bug bites can also get infected and also cause swelling and for the bite to feel hot. See your doctor if you have fever or pus from the bites.

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My bug bites swell to an unusual size and when my family and I go to vacation I am the only one that gets bit.

My bug bites swell to an unusual size and when my family and I go to vacation I am the only one that gets bit.

Bug bait?: Some studies showed that the more C02 one produces the more attractive one is to bugs. In my experience, they tend to prefer female. The best way is avoidance and prevention. Having a fan blowing helps keep insect away. Wear long sleeve blouse and long pants. Avoid too much perfume. Apply insect repellant. If too much C02 is the issue, try holding your breath (just kidding). Good luck.

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Why when I'm outside at night with friends I'm always the only one getting bug bites? I have no cologne on to attract them. Prob have 25 bug bites now.

Why when I'm outside at night with friends I'm always the only one getting bug bites? I have no cologne on to attract them. Prob have 25 bug bites now.

Unfortunate: Some people are of the like, unfortunately you seem to be one of the kind, you can try mosquito repellent, keep an antihistaminic handy and a hydrocortisone cream, leave the place if you can, try to take a bath right away, goodluck

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I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

I'm not sure if your the right dr to ask, but I have these bite that I thought were bug bites but some developed a clear blister on top. When one goes away another one comes. They itch and pop easily but they don't appear to be spreading. It's only on top

Need more info: You have come to the right place. Unfortunately rashes are difficult if impossible to diagnose without seeing. It is not clear where these are either. This type of rash can be many things. I suggest setting up a consult with one of HealthTap doctors where you can discuss it in more detail and upload photos.

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I have alot of bug bites on my legs, but one has a bruise half around it. Should I be concerned and get it looked at?

I have alot of bug bites on my legs, but one has a bruise half around it. Should I be concerned and get it looked at?

Infected Insect Bite: Insect bites can cause redness, swelling and itching. In some people the amount of swelling can lead to bruising. However, if the area is more warm than the normal appearing skin, if it is very tender, and is spreading in size, see MD to rule out possible bacterial infection of the skin known as cellulitis which needs antibiotics promptly.

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I have five bug bites on one leg - they look like wide, reddish bumps about 1/2" wide and close together. What's going on?

I have five bug bites on one leg - they look like wide, reddish bumps about 1/2" wide and close together. What's going on?

Same bug: Sitting outdoors? I can't say what bug but most likely the same bug bit you several times in one setting. Investigate if there is a recurrence.

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What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

What to apply on bed bugs bites? Or what to do about about bed bug bites on one year old? They are bright red

Steroid creams: Steroid creams help reduce the itch and swelling of bed bug bites. Do not apply it near his eyes and go very lightly on his face if you must use it there. Treat the underlying cause - get an exterminator, new bed, etc.

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I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?

Wouldn't anticipate: Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs.

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Had 3 bug bites 2 months ago. Formed a hard welt on one bite. All 3 continue to really itch. One scabbed. How to get rid of?

Had 3 bug bites 2 months ago. Formed a hard welt on one bite. All 3 continue to really itch. One scabbed. How to get rid of?

But bites: The firm mass at one bite site may be a small blood clot (hematoma) from bleeding under the skin which occurred at the time of the bite. As long as these bite sites are not hot and reddened no secondary infection is likely and you can apply a cortisone type ointment to relieve itching. The hematoma may very slowly resolve.

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Do I have bed bug bites? I have two bites, one on each of the insides of each knee. I've scratched them so much they've gotten inflamed.

Do I have bed bug bites? I have two bites, one on each of the insides of each knee. I've scratched them so much they've gotten inflamed.

Bed bugs: 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. It can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. What can be telltale is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur.

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I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

I have a row of bug bites on my lateral side of my right leg, it can't be bed bugs cause it's only in the one spot; what else could this be?

Can't tell: Need more history. If the problem is a recurring one and you still can't identify the bug, it may be from something else. Skin lesions are impossible to decipher without a direct examination. See your doctor if this persists or recurs.

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My 20 year old son has several bug bites in both armpits and a single one below the belly button, we are on holiday in Biarritz (F), what can it be?

My 20 year old son has several bug bites in both armpits and a single one below the belly button, we are on holiday in Biarritz (F), what can it be?

What type of bug?: Are you asking what type of bug has bitten your son? That is difficult for someone to answer who is not there -I see that you are on vacation at the beach; my guess would be mosquito bites... If you are concerned that the bites are getting infected or need treatment, I'd advise he be evaluated so that the doctor can see the area. If they just look like regular bites - enjoy your vacation!

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Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

Bug bites on foot &butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red & bigger. Butt stayed pink. Foot skin: thin=internal bleed? Allgonenow

No internal bleed: Sometimes superficial bleed where you scratch but that does not swell. The bug bite starts an inflation reaction and that will cause swelling that is short live dad you found.

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Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Got bug bites few days ago, one yesterday it turned into a blister. I've been putting cortozone on it leaked clear liquid yesterday, but still Blister?

Let them heal.: The bites will heal but if the itching is a problem your pharmacy has several items to help. As for the blister let it alone and it will break open itself. There is no need for cortozone.

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