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My Bug Bite Turned Purple
Anticoagulant: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Get help if there are signs of infection. Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Little critters : Most mosquito bites form red bumps due to local allergic reaction on the skin to the bite and go away in a few days without treatment. In sensitive skins, the reaction can be enhanced requiring OTC anti allergy medication like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or orally. If u see a white head appearing on the middle of red bump, it may indicate some infection/pus and may sign of infection due to scratching etc. ...Read more
Yes: This often follows an unusually large reaction and will subside in a couple of weeks although it may leave a slightly yellowish mark which too will go away in a few weeks. ...Read more
2yr old with insect/spider bite on cheek. Noticed bite yesterday, red spot like a pimple. tonight we noticed faint red lines 'spidering' away from it?
Depends: Depends on what kind of "bug" bit you. Symptoms are sometimes normal for some "bugs" but in other cases may turn out to be a serious problem in a few days. See your family physician. ...Read more
No: This is not uncommon from the bug bite and should subside in a couple of weeks but may be followed by a yellowish coloration for another week or so ...Read more
12 big red bites on my upper legs, back they itch and swollen. Looks like a yellow pimple inside Could it be mosquito bite,I had staph infection 2011?
Don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Yesterday noticed red tender bump on thigh,no itch. today has bullseye appearance whole thing quarter sized. thought pimple first. no known tick bite.
Rash bulls eye: Have your doctor check it out. Take a picture of it for the record.' It may look different when you get in to see the doctor. Should be checked for Lyme's disease with Lyme titers ...Read more
Blistering: Blistering after a mosquito bite is unusual. Secondary bacterial skin infections can occur and are manifested by spreading redness. Blistering can occur with allergic reaction to certain ointments or a herpes skin infection. Your physician or dermatologist can evaluate the skin lesions for you. ...Read more
If scratched -yes: 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. ...Read more
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