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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 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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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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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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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