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I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

See Doctor: Unfortunately your description is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. Given that the rash is spreading the best thing to do is to have your boyfriends rash evaluated by a doctor so that someone can see him in person. ...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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I have a rash on my legs that looks like bug bites. It started on the bottom of my leg spread up n 2 the other. Started after gardening 6 monthsago?

I have a rash on my legs that looks like bug bites.  It started on the bottom of my leg spread up n 2 the other.  Started after gardening 6  monthsago?

Itches or burns: What is the rash like? Does it itch or burn? If it developed after gardening 6 months ago, it may be from poison ivy. Make sure that all material having contacted with the ivy gets washed off with laundry soap or else you will end up getting a rash whenever you come into contact with it. Your shoes, gloves, tools etc need to be cleaned. Consider seeing a dermatologist also. ...Read more

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I have a rash that almost looks like bug bites that started on my legs but seems to be spreading and very itchy and painful any thoughts as what it is?

I have a rash that almost looks like bug bites that started on my legs but seems to be spreading and very itchy and painful any thoughts as what it is?

Rash: This rash could be hives or irritation from shaving (most common), when from shaving it is usually when you use a razor with more than 2 blades and try to get a close shave. If hives they only last in each spot for less than a day. Need to see and md for best advice. Can take benadryl/use calamine and stop shaving for awhile. ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like bed bug bites but I can't find any evidence of the bed bugs. Is there any rash that's is commonly mistaken for bed bug b?

I have a rash that looks like bed bug bites but I can't find any evidence of the bed bugs. Is there any rash that's is commonly mistaken for bed bug b?

Insect bites: Most bug bites look similar so hard to decide what insect it may be without an exam and then sometimes that doesn't always help ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like a bunch of bug bites on my inner upper thigh but I have no idea what it is. Help!

I have a rash that looks like a bunch of bug bites on my inner upper thigh but I have no idea what it is. Help!

Depends: Not able to see the rash. Go to Doc who can examine the rash. It could be anything from contact dermatitis, prickly heat, a yeast infection, bed bugs, scabies or many other things. Arm yourself with a checklist. 1. when did it start? 2. does it itch? 3. Is it getting bigger or smaller?. 4. Does anything make it better or worse? Good luck! ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?

Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

I have a rash on my arms and lower back area. I was recently in contact with bed bugs but it does not look like bed bug bites. It looks more like an a?

Pix worth 1000 words: I suggest that you take the time to have an experienced health care professional look at your rash. It is very hard to diagnose a rash from an incomplete description. Here's a picture of bedbug bites for comparison. ...Read more

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Can Valtrex (valacyclovir) cause itchy rashes that look like bug bites?

Yes: Itching and hives are listed as possible side effects of vatrex. Notify your doctor. In the meantime(since it is Sunday) you can use over the counter products like calamine lotion,benadryl (diphenhydramine) etc. ...Read more

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I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

I have 3 red (bites/rashes) biggest, bigger and big on my rib cage. A dr said shingles but I think bug bites (bed bugs?). I found zero bugs in my bed.

Probably are bites.: I couldn't be sure because I haven't taken a History and Physical on you but your description favors bug bites if there are no blisters and if they do not follow a nerve dermatone pattern. ...Read more

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How do I know if my toddler is having an allergic reaction to bug bites?

How do I know if my toddler is having an allergic reaction to bug bites?

Allergic reaction: If your child is developing hives or has difficulty breathing he is having an allergic reaction which would require treatment. ...Read more

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Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what to do?

Dry Skin: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work can check if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup. Treat with daily moisturzation and better skin hygiene. Non-sedating antihistamines for itch. ...Read more

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Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what could it be?

Generalized itching. No evident rash or bug bites, what could it be?

Many possibilities: This could be caused something as simple as dry skin or may represent something more complex. Try antihistamines and skin lotion. If no improvement see a physician. ...Read more

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My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

My back has been itching for 3 days no rash or bug bites what could it be?

Dry skin?: Itch with rash = allergy. Itch without rash = not an allergy. Usually it's just dry skin. Other possibilities include liver, kidney, thyroid, parathyroid, and psychological disorders. Try hydrating skin by soaking in warm water without soap followed by application of a moisturizing fragrance-free cream or ointment. If not better after a few days see your doctor or nurse practitioner. ...Read more

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I have bug bites, rash, poison, what to do?

I have bug bites, rash, poison, what to do?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a rash and bug bites?

Rash: See your dermatologist. This differential diagnosis occurs in a lot of rashes and clues have to be sought by looking carefully at the skin. ...Read more

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Unexplained rash/bug bites. How can I figure out what it is?

Unexplained rash/bug bites. How can I figure out what it is?

See your doctor: There are a variety of causes for your symptoms. A doctor needs to look at it and figure it out. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more