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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

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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Strange red rash with freckle like insect bites that tingle on calf?

Strange red rash with freckle like insect bites that tingle on calf?

?: Have you brushed up against any soft cactuses? The small spines can cause same pinpoint red bumps that are itchy/ tingly. Other contact irritations may cause this type of reaction as well and the list of plant contact irritations is huge. ...Read more

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I have a couple red circle bumps on my arm in ankle it non stop itching is it insect bite or a rash?

I have a couple red circle bumps on my arm in ankle it non stop itching is it insect bite or a rash?

Like all rashes...: ....It needs to be seen to be properly diagnosed. However, given the season and your description, they're probably bug bites. If the problem persists or worsens, have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Insect bite;does not itch;Day 1:quarter to half dollar bright red circle;Day 2:bigger; Day 7 redness is nickel sized and less bright. How much longer?

Insect bite;does not itch;Day 1:quarter to half dollar bright red circle;Day 2:bigger; Day 7 redness is nickel sized and less bright. How much longer?

Insect bite: That it is getting smaller is a good sign. I assume no other symptoms? If not, also a good sign. Any other medical issues that may affect healing? Diabetes, blood vessel problems? If not, would expect resolution in another 3-4 weeks. If any issues that prolong healing, expect up to 2-3 months for healing. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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I have a redness on my arm that is itchy &hot& turned abit hard. I thought its from some insect bite but now that is hard im worried. Wat should I do?

I have a redness on my arm that is itchy &hot& turned abit hard. I thought its from some insect bite but now that is hard im worried. Wat should I do?

Evaluation: Because of the persistence of this lesion and now it's getting hard I would highly recommend that you see skin doctor to evaluate it. He could be something as simple as the plugged sebaceous cyst to a foreign body or even and embedded parasite. A proper evaluation and possible biopsy needs to be done ...Read more

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Hi Dr. Lastnight I had a video consult with Dr. Dattel and he prescribed Elicon for what appears to be insect bites on both breasts. I have not filled script yet. This morning I woke up with redness extending a bit from the left aerola. I am concerned abo

Hi Dr. Lastnight I had a video consult with Dr. Dattel and he prescribed Elicon for what appears to be insect bites on both breasts. I have not filled script yet. This morning I woke up with redness extending a bit from the left aerola. I am concerned abo

Wrong site: You have posted a question on the public Healthtap site. None of these questions are linked so no one can see any details of prior submissions. They also go to the site and are viewed at random by any site reviewers, You cannot sent a question to a particular doc. Please re-direct any questions back to the Healthtap prime site. ...Read more

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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

Is the lesion near: The nail? If so you may have an infection. If there is swelling, warmth, pain, redness, this may need medical attention to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Wife has a black dot on her shin surrounded by redness, and painful. Assume insect bite, do you think? How to treat it?

Rash: Better to have it seen. It may be a spider bite or it may have become infected. Most bites are itchy, not painful. All the best. ...Read more

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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more

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On holiday in turkey and my leg is developing burn like rashes that were originally insect bites. They are not itchy or painful to touch, just ugly.

OK, ...: Tough to know what this exactly without an exam. Sounds like a progression of the healing process, and hopefully you will not acquire scars form the bites moving forward. Try no to itch them or pick at them as that wold increase risk of infection and scarring. See Dr. If you feel they are not improving. ...Read more

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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My 2+ year old has been having running nose for at least 3 mths. He has bouts of insect bite or rashes I can't differentiate. How to diagnose & cure?

My 2+ year old has been having running nose for at least 3 mths. He has bouts of insect bite or rashes I can't differentiate. How to diagnose & cure?

Allergies: I suspect it's allergies. If it's clear drainage and if he has associated allergy symptoms like sneezing, red itchy eyes then allergic rhinitis is likely the cause of his runny nose. If you haven't seen an insect bite him and in particular if this is a recurrent rash it's unlikely to be an insect bite. Eczema or allergic dermatitis are commonly associated conditions. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How shall I treat my large red insect bite?

How shall I treat my large red insect bite?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection that should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more