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Red ant bite. Hurts a lot. Not like black ant. Why?

Red ant bites: Red ant bites inject venom; black ants just pinch. ...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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Bites on back of leg that r large like mosquito bites, and are very itchy, but also hurt a bit. tiny bump on top that looks like ant bite?what is it

Bites on back of leg that r large like mosquito bites, and are very itchy, but also hurt a bit. tiny  bump on top that looks like ant bite?what is it

Could be rash: from an insect bite or allergic reaction to something in the environment or food/ medicine. I suggest a video-consult with the Healthtap doctor on duty. You may want to take a high resolution photo of the rash. Get well. ...Read more

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Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Ant bite caused swollen and pimple where it hurts and itches. What should I do?

Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (but rarely fatal.) what should be done depends on which of these reactions is occurring. Swelling & a pimple could indicate an infection and/or an allergic reaction. Infections can worsen quickly so suspicions for this should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my arm that looks like a mosquito bite but hurt to touch it like its sore?

I have a bite on my arm that looks like a mosquito bite but hurt to touch it like its sore?

Reaction: Generally the first two days after an insect bite the skin can have a local reaction of redness, raised area, and tenderness. Apply 1% hydrocortisone twice a day. If the pain is severe or redness is rapidly swelling consult an MD. Staph skin infections are always a risk to any skin irritation. Clean daily with mild soap/water. ...Read more

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I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!

I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!

As with... : ...Most things on the skin, a doctor needs to actually look at this to see what it is. It could be bites, or it could be an infection of the skin (something called impetigo). If it's getting worse and spreading, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does an ant bite look like on toe that itches?

What does an ant bite look like on toe that itches?

Tiny: Tiny red marks with inflammation, no pus, no drainage, their bites are too small, but if it gets infected, can cause complications. ...Read more

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What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

What does a brown recluse spider bite look like I have a bite on index finger and the skin is coming off. It burns and itches, has little ant bite type bumps

A : A brown recluse bite can have different appearances. There can be almost no signs of the bite or there can be a dark escar (scab) with surrounding white tissue (that is dead). In some cases the brown recluse's bite can be necrotoxic and cause very severe damage. It can large amounts of skin to die and can eat into the muscle as well. This type of reaction is usually associated with fever, muscle and joint pain and feeling very ill. I can not diagnose the cause of your symptoms. Brown recluses are actually very little and non-descript looking. If your skin is sloughing off your finger - do recommend that this be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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I have pimples that look just like red mosquito bites, help?

I have pimples that look just like red mosquito bites, help?

Acne treatment: Adult acne can be prevented or minimized by using a gentle cleanser twice daily, over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid products or prescription medications including topical cream with or without oral medications. Picking at them will make them look worse, so avoid any urges! ...Read more

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I have little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

I have little red spots popping up all over my body that look like bug bites, could this be bed bugs? What should I do?

See your doctor: It could be several things, from insect bites to possibly hives, viral infection, or something else. I would recommend having your physician evaluate the rash to reach a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite that swelled up like mosquito bites and now its flat, red and sore. Should i be worried?

I have a bug bite that swelled up like mosquito bites and now its flat, red and sore. Should i be worried?

May be infected: Since it is red and tender, it may be infected. Any bite can get secondarily infected. I recommend warm water compresses followed by topical antibiotic ointment eg. Polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment two times per day. If it does not improve and the red area expands, please see your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Am i having an allergic reaction to mosquito bites? What do I do? Its itchy, looks puffy but not too swollen, looks like a burn. Benadril doesn't help

Am i having an allergic reaction to mosquito bites? What do I do? Its itchy, looks puffy but not too swollen, looks like a burn. Benadril doesn't help

Allergic 2 mosquito?: Some have large local reactions to mosquito bites. Try soaking in cool water bath with domeboro's powder (follow box-directions), then apply an otc Hydrocortisone preparation (usually 0.5 - 1%). If no change after 1-2 days, go see a doctor. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) only helps the itch. ...Read more

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I started to break out all over my body. Like little red bumps that looks like bites , I don't think it is any kind of bite. What can it be ?

I started to break out all over my body. Like little red bumps that looks like bites , I don't think it is any kind of bite. What can it be ?

Could be many things: Skin issues are best diagnosed visually, so you will have to visit your MD for an accurate answer. Breaking out all over may be due to allergic reactions, contact dermatitis, infections, etc .Additionally it could be bites - including those from bed bugs. Get evaluated to get your answer. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it ?

I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it ?

Spider bite?: It may be from a spider bite. If it gets worse , be sure to consult your doctor. Spider bite often gets infection and rapid spread so don't delay in getting it checked out. (since there are other potential causes as well) ...Read more

Ant Bite (Definition)

Skin lesions from ant bites usually have a red base with a blisters on ...Read more