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My Mosquito Bite Scab Fell Off
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
Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot..
Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. I am not sure what types of spiders are common or poisonous in Australlia. If poisonous spiders are common around your town, I would visit the doctor. If you experience severe pain, abdominal cramping, or the bite site begins to open up like a wound, immediately go to the hospital. ...Read more
What stung/bit me? Stung on my chin, which burned bad. Then bruises appeared and spread along my jawline. Finally scabbing and dead skin falling off.
Insect bite: Not able to say with certainty, but the pain, bruising and dead skin suggest it may have been a spider. If you are in the southern midwest a brown recluse, aka "fiddle back" spider is a possibility. I think it is wise to see your physician unless it is definitely healing. ...Read more
Fell off scooter 2months ago, got road rash on my shoulder- as it healed it got severely sunburned and now has bumps on it that look like whiteheads?
Milia: Milia are small cysts than can be caused by skin abrasions. Milia can also be caused by heavy skin care products and by prolonged exposure to the sun. Milia may also be caused by a facial burn or a blistering disease called porphyria cutanea tarda, or by a genetic condition that causes skin to become somewhat thickened. ...Read more
I got mosquito bites thursday, a few rashes popped on my leg with mosqeto bites around it. How can I get rid of it?
Hydrocortisone: Your dermatologist can give you meds for this problem which work faster. ...Read more
Bit by tiny mosquito 3 days ago. Smashed it.Had red dot. Now purple dots all over both legs.Itch. Docs say "just bites" and put ointment on.Thoughts?
Bug bites on foot & butt. @1st pink. Scratched all. Next day, foot ones were red like bleeding under skin. Butt stayed pink. Why? All gone after 2 weeks
Had fire ant bites on foot and major swelling next day chair falls on my same foot. Put icepack on foot but now have dark spot that won't go away?
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?
Need more info: What may have happened is the you scratched the bite and caused a little irritation that may have drawn blood and then formed a scab. Most scabs will fall off by themselves on 7-10 days. It's important to see your family physician and have him/her examine your leg to make sure there is no underlying infection. ...Read more
I had a burn on my foot. It blistered then blisters popped. The blisters accidentally ripped off exposing the red raw skin. What should i do?
Cover it: Keep it as clean as you can. Use clean dry non-stick dressings when wearing footwear or walking. Allow exposure to air otherwise as much as possible and it should heal well and quickly without infection. If the redness becomes worse and/or you develop increasing pain and white, green, or cloudy yellow discharge seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flat raised bumps been popping up
day by day. Itch badly. Im assuming bed bug bites never had them. What to put on it?
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 hypersensitive blisters may occur. Telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders,neck & legs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 11 month old had a bump with a scab under her lip it was swollen. When scab came off i saw puss and squeezed it out. Now bottom lip is swollen. ?
Evaluation is needed: Your 11 month old will benefit from a consultation as soon as possible to control progression of swelling. It is important to determine the likelihood of an infection and to prevent systemic response to infection. Take care. ...Read more
Normal: It is normal to develop a local reaction after removal of a tick. If you live in an area with a lot of lyme disease we recommend taking a one time dose of doxycycline for adults only. Watch your daughter for fever, rash, fatigue and take her to her provider if you notice anything. If the tick was attached for ...Read more
Does mosquito bite form a scab?I woke up in the morning to find 2 small sized scabs(little itching), a little swollen.Could it have been mosquito bite?
Anything possible: Without seeing either the bite or the biter would only be speculating, but mosquito bites seldom produce scabs unless you have scratched them open. Do you have bedbugs? A pet with fleas? ...Read more
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