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I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?

I get insect bites regularly and it itches and is a large red mango sized hard lump it gets bigger each day and lasts for one week what bite is it and?

Can't guess: Without more information. Best bet would be to ask around in your location as to which insect bites cause very large swellings. You my also be allergic. Use insect repellant. See a doctor if the lump stays around. Good luck! ...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 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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My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

Clustered Rash: We do not know the age of your little brother which might guide us in learning about this rash. 6 or 7 little spots which look like "bug bites" to you is helpful. Anyone else have a similar rash? Is it increasing in size or number of areas? Are they crusted over? Is there overlying redness extending from the areas? Ddx: includes impetigo, mite bites as scabies, spider or mosquito bites ...Read more

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What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha

Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. 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 hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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Son killed an unidentified bug on his arm. Today it's red, golf ball sized bite that itches and is "uncomfortable". Concerned or no?

Son killed an unidentified bug on his arm. Today it's red, golf ball sized bite that itches and is "uncomfortable". Concerned or no?

Large local reaction: This likely not a big problem. Use ice, diphenhydramine, and topical hydrocortisone to treat the swelling and itching. If your son's symptoms spread to other parts of his body, or he complains of difficulty breathing take him in to be seen by a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...Read more

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I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

I have this bug bite that has yellowish liquid in it on my left leg near my calf. It is surrounded by red skin. It itches and I am having calf pains?

Insect Bite: Signs and symptoms of an insect bite result from the injection of venom or other substances into your skin. The venom causes pain and sometimes triggers an allergic reaction. The severity of the reaction depends on your sensitivity to the insect venom or substance and whether you've been stung or bitten more than once. See your doctor as the bite may be infected. ...Read more

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Red spot on left breast almost on the areola. Just appeared 2 days ago. Tender to touch, itches and alittle warm. Could it be a bug bite? Or see a dr?

Possible bug bite: Could be bug bite or folliculitis. If it gets worse or begins to hurt see your doctor. You could be seeing early signs of mastitis (inflammation of the breast). ...Read more

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I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. It itches really bad but there's no bumps, just redness from where I was itching it. HELP!

I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. It itches really bad but there's no bumps, just redness from where I was itching it. HELP!

Cannot say: Which insect in your particular case.
and, minor itching is helped by benadryl (diphenhydramine) (an antihistamine) that acts pretty rapidly and generally safe.
Spreading redness, warmth, redness and of course purulence implies a more serious condition (infection) that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a little massage oil each day and work the area of skin gently to promote healing. Topical 1% hydrocortisone twice a day may also help. Good luck!

http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/tick-bite-aftercare-instructions. Html ...Read more

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Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Pt has white bump with redness around it in a ring shape. States that it itches only in center. There is minimal swelling and area is not scaled. Started itching yesterday thought it was mosquito bite. Noticed red ring today. Pt is working at a camp so

Need more info: Your question got truncated so I'll answer the best I can. In short, without more info it is hard to advise. It sounds like a bite of some kind but the cause is often impossible to determine. The treatment, if any, is often determined by what is possible in the area/season where it occurred. This time of year in the US, tick-born illness should be considered. ...Read more

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My lacrimal punctum is hurting. It itches and it feels a bit sore. Underneath the inner corner of my eye I see redness. What could it be? Is it a stye

My lacrimal punctum is hurting. It itches and it feels a bit sore. Underneath the inner corner of my eye I see redness. What could it be? Is it a stye

Itching can be a: Symptom of an allergic response or inflammation. The associated swelling of the delicate tissue could contribute to the discomfort as well. A chalazion (stye) would present itself on the lid margin or eyelid itself. You may want to consider an OTC allergy drop and if not better in 24 hours see your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I got bit by what I think was a mosquito Saturday. It still itches and is hard to touch and red. What could it be?

I got bit by what I think was a mosquito Saturday. It still itches and is hard to touch and red. What could it be?

Hypersensitivity: Either a hypersensitivity reaction to the bite or an early infection. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and 1 % hydrocortisone cream on the bite itself. If you develop pain, fever, red streak up your arm or leg, or it continues to enlarge, see your primary care physician. If you feel swelling in your throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, lightheadedness, 911. ...Read more

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My daughter has a bite complaing about itches. Now it has a pinkish red ring around raised and hard. It does not hurt.

My daughter has a bite complaing about itches. Now it has a pinkish red ring around raised and hard. It does not hurt.

Bite reaction: Sounds like a local reaction. I would be concerned with pain or increased redness indicative of infection. ...Read more

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I think I got bit on my face....It's red and kinda swollen and it itches?

I think I got bit on my face....It's red and kinda swollen and it itches?

NORMAL: Reaction. Show it to your parents. If it gets bigger/worse lips swell, tongue swells, you erupt in hives, feel bad go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What kind of bite is a few inches in diameter, red, swollen, warm, itches and hurts? There's two one on both thighs

Allergic reaction: These are classic signs of an allergic skin response, e.g. to an insect bit, or contact allergy from poisonous plants or other irritant. If you were outdoors wearing shorts, or were exposed to mosquitoes, this is a common occurrence. OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream twice daily and/or calamine lotion are safe. If you have broken skin (worsening weeping or bleeding), a doctor should check. ...Read more

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I have a two and a half old tick bite that is red, about the size of a silver dollar. It has a lesion in the middle. It itches and burns. Any advic?

I have a two and a half old tick bite that is red, about the size of a silver dollar. It has a lesion in the middle. It itches and burns. Any advic?

Lyme disease: The diagnosis of early Lyme disease can be made solely on clinical grounds if the characteristic erythema migrans lesion is present in a patient who lives in or has recently traveled to an area that is endemic for Lyme disease. ...Read more

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Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

Bitten by insect on lower leg in 4 sites. Swells red (thumb size) with brown center and itches. Treatments thus far contain but don't cure. Advice?

I don't know: What you mean by "CURE"....Local antibiotic/antiitch creams may help but "TINCTURE OF TIME" is the only "CURE"!
If there is INFECTION however a systemic antibiotic may be needed.
Call your Primary Care Provider as soon as practicable!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I wake up and find a red Papule on face, I don't know whether it's a mosquito bite or acne. How to differentiate? BTW I'm nt sure whether it itches or nt

Itch?: Mosquito will itch, subside in about 2 days. Acne will be tender or have no symptoms, last for weeks, may have a pustule which you can squeeze out. Mosquito likely to be solitary, acne multiple. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more