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Red Bumps That Look Like Bug Bites
My son has a rash on his legs that started as a few small red bumps that looked like bug bites. They were very itchy and they have now spread to both?
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
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!
What do the rashes look like if someone has been infected with hiv? Are they small red bumps that look like insect bites that itch?
I have three huge red bumps on the back of my thighs. They are very painful and are hot to touch. What would they be? Are they just bug bites?
Inflammed bumps: Could be bites but must consider inflamed cysts or abscesses, particularly if they are more tender and painful (and no necessarily itchy). if they are abscessed cysts they may form pustules and drain on their own. Warm compresses may help but you may need to have a professional evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 red bumps on the top if my foot, close I each other, look like insect bites, itch, and they are starting to ooze a bit of clear liquid for the top?
My son developed these blister like red bumps around his ankles, I took a picture but I am not sure how to attach it. Not sure if they are bug bites.
May need antibiotics: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. If a person got an ankle rash after playing outdoors, that might mean bug bites or plant exposures. A primary care doctor can look at the skin and make a diagnosis. Blisters with pus inside tend to be infections. If one wants do do an online virtual consultation and upload the photo, select HealthTap PRIME or HealthTap CONCIERGE (they have a fee). ...Read more
Small red bumps on arm w/fluid, like tiny bug bites & VERY itchy. Nothing stops the itch. Got tattoo right before onset. Spread small bit up arm.
Tm you need to see m: Sounds like scanies with way you prescribe it. Gi to doctor ASAP for treatment ...Read more
Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy. What is it? Will they go away? Treatment?
I have a few little itchy, red bumps on the outside of my hip. I thought they were bug bites but they won't go away, for 5 months. What are they?
Rash: The physical examination performed by an evaluating physician is critical for diagnosis of rashes. Questions about the cause of a rash cannot typically be answered unless the rash description involves great details. ...Read more
Could my daughter have hives and not bug bites? We had her room sprayed by a exterminator and fine after few days but now red bumps showing up again
My son has a lot big red bumps thought bug bites more appear one had ring around it should he be tested for Lyme? Doc said didn't have to but would
Lyme disease: This is caused by deer-born ticks and can have serious long term consequences if untreated. If you live in an area that has deer or there has been reports of Lyme disease, I would certainly recommend testing. Even if it is negative in a 3 yr old, but there is a medium suspicion for Lyme, I would argue that it is worth treating with abx (doxy, amox). The risk of tx far outweighs complications of dz ...Read more
My kids & I have red bumps 1week mayb bug bites, more upper body. Really itchy more at night. Dr. Gave us meds for scabies & bedbugs? I'm confused! Help
I am also confused: By this. Don't know what med you were given unless it is for itching. Bed bugs don't require any specific medications to get rid of them. Creams to treat scabies include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, ; crotamiton. Itching is worse at night w scabies. If the medication your are prescribed does not work - would encourage you to see a dermatologist for accurate diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell the difference between chugged bites, flea bites, and bed bug bites? They are red bumps a little bigger than a typical mosquito bite. I have about 30 spread out over my body with most concentrated around my stomach and back. I live in a w
DOES IT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO YOU WHICH INSECT IS CAUSING YOUR PROBLEM?
SEE A DERMATOLOGIST TO GET RELIEF! ...Read more
I have bug bites that are on my legs arms and chest. Very itchy at night. I feel the bite and get red bumps right after. Scabies?
Exposed?: Usually, you will know if you've been exposed to someone with scabies, they will have a persistent itchy rash. Could also be flea bites or bedbugs. See your doctor and get checked. In the meantime, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets and cortisone cream can help the itching. Good luck! ...Read more
I have a rash on my left thigh, the left side of my chest & around my eyes. It itches. Started as red bumps like many small insect bites. What is it?
My 7 yr old son woke up this morning with red bumps that look like bites on his thighs and they itch. No bugs in his room, what treatment do we give?
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