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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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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!

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!

Yes: Skin that is very dry can develop irritation. The best treatment would probably be to use a cream that is both an exfoliant and emollient. I generally recommend either a lactic or a glycolic acid cream to help get rid of the dry, rough skin.
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I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

I woke up with itchy red bumps on my arms and stomach. They look like bug bites. What is it?

May be insect bites: You may have bed bugs, in which you may have to be treated appropriately. Allergy is a possibility as well as some other diseases. However, if you have no other symptoms, the first diagnosis to exclude would be bed bugs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Variable: Hiv is a viral infection. Some people get a rash from the virus itself, some get rashes from the medications used to treat it, and some get rashes from other infections if the HIV is untreated. Like most viral infections, it can give pink dots all over which can run together. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Tiny red bumps on arms rash or bug bites?

Don't know: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

? Solar urticaria: From ultraviolet rays exposure, rash will go away, OTC antihistamines and anti itch creams will help, if not please see your doctor, avoid tanning beds and sun exposure, use sun blocks, better see an allergist as well for future management, goodluck ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

Yes; but: Hives can come up from a variety of exposures, including foods, bug bites, things she touches, etc. Unless you know for a fact she is never anywhere but inside your house, a bug bite or other exposure could occur outside in the yard, on trips, etc. ...Read more

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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

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

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I occasionally get large red bumps on my arms/legs that itch excessively. Are they bug bites?

Hives: They sound like hives. You may be allergic to something. I would see an Allergist for this. You could also try an antihistamine like zyrtec to relieve, or benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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Red bumps on arm - insect bites?

Hard to tell...: ...Without looking. But if they are, remember: scattered are likely mosquitos; chains or clusters suspicious for bedbugs. ...Read more

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I have these red bumps looks little yellow in the middle what do u think it is? They itch look like some kind of bug bite

I have these red bumps looks little yellow in the middle what do u think it is? They itch look like some kind of bug bite

Folliculitis?: Sounds like Folliculitis, which is a hair follicle infection. Sometimes warm compresses will help this. Also could be insect bites or allergy. If no better in a few days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

What these little red bumps that look like flea bites but seem to be spreading?

Derm eval: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites, woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them.?

I have small patches of red bumps on my neck and back of shoulders. Almost look like bites, woke up with them but my partner doesn't have them.?

Watch for 2 days: You may try over-the-counter anti-allergy medication cream or tablets, or you could just watch it for the next 48 hours. If getting worse, then have a clinician take a look at it & recommend tests or treatment. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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There are many red bumps on my butt. I'm not sure what caused them or what they are. They look like mosquito bites and have been there for 2 weeks.

There are many red bumps on my butt. I'm not sure what caused them or what they are. They look like mosquito bites and have been there for 2 weeks.

Folliculitis/herpes: Hard to say without seeing them. If they are grouped together and looked like fine blisters then peri-genital herpes is possible. If they are in random spots and look like small zits it could be folliculitis. ...Read more

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I have little red bumps on my back and my chest. They kind of look like flea bites but I'm not quite sure what they are. Can somebody please help me?

Agree w Dr Raff.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as the legs. A rash may develop and swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. A skin biopsy is sometimes needed to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Was itching in my friend's bed, woke up with itchy red bumps underneath my breasy area, it looks like a disease. I want to know what kind of bug bit me?

Was itching in my friend's bed, woke up with itchy red bumps underneath my breasy area, it looks like a disease. I want to know what kind of bug bit me?

Was in in hotel?: If you woke up with rash under breast area (generally soft spot) check o
also hands, behind knees, groin, arms. For possible "scabies". It is transferred by close contact - saring, bed etc. For definitive answer see your primary doc. And am other members of home if any rash too? ...Read more

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I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

I have itchy red bumps all over my body. They look like mosquito bites (and would make sense because I work outside) but are throughout my entire body?

Allergic reaction: May be you came in contact with some weeds, or plants that you are allergic to. Insect bites can also cause red bumps at the site of bites but energized Pruritic Rash are due to Allergic reaction. Do you have Poison Oak r Poison Ivy near by? Or If you sprayed chemicals in your garden? Rx Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin like drug. Wash your body with water, Apply Cortisone + Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream now. ...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

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

Red Bumps (Definition)

A bump is an area of tissue or skin that is raised. Red bumps are elevations ...Read more