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Red Rash Around Mosquito Bite
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Mosquito bite: No most likely just a good (or bad) reaction. Send pictures. ...Read more
Hard to know: Bruising is common with mosquito stings.Right after being bitten by a mosquito you may develop a soft white bump than later transitions into a hard, brown (reddish-brown) or a blister or bruising. There may be itching & swelling around the lesion. ...Read more
It is possible.: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can be: A bite from a tick that transmit diseases like lyme disease can present with a surrounding red ring that spreads out from the bite site. This is called erythema migrans and is the cardinal sign of a lyme disease infection. But there are other reasons why redness could present around stick bite site. The important point here is to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment as needed. ...Read more
Leave it alone.: I generally don't recommend popping blisters of any kind unless they are painful, because of the risk of infection. If it's not bothering you, cover it with a bandaid. If it itches, apply Hydrocortisone cream 2-3 times a day. If it gets painful or tender, or develops a red ring around it, see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Need more info: Red, raised bumps with clear vessels are macuvesicualr rashes. These can be caused by viral infections, medications and reactions from things on the skin. Do they itch or painful? Do you have any systemic symptoms like fever? Is it in your mouth as well? Any new meds? While rarely dangerous, if you have systemic symptoms like fever, it is spreading or UR feeling sick, you should see your doc ...Read more
I HAVE A RED ITCHY RaSH AROUND A MOSQUITO BITE i got in my sisters backyard yesterday in Li it is hot to the touch also.
Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the initial signs of an infection. What you don't want it to be is a MRSA type of infection so you'll want to get ahead of this thing quickly. Clean the area with soap and water at least 2-3x daily until you see the doctor and stay well hydrated. ...Read more
I jus got back frm trip 2 hilly area now m experiencing rashes on arms face feet. It includes bumps lyk mosquito bites litle redness itch.what is it??
Rash: It sounds like you may have been exposed to a toxin such as poison ivy or oak. Try not to sratch the area. Take an antihistamine to see if it will help. Use Aveeno (oatmeal) in your bath water and try a mild hydrocortisone cream. If this doesn't help see your doctor for an assessment and consideration for steroids taken by mouth. All the best and I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
How can I tell if I'm allergic to something or if I'm being bitten by an insect? 4 very red like mosquito bites on arm and some form of rash on chest
I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?
Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
I have this strange mosquito like bites on my shoulder and back.it is red and very itchy.It is in cluster. Does hiv rash looks like mosquito bites?
Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red. ?
Allergic reaction: If it is an insect bite there will be local redness around the site of the bite. It should subside after 3 days. If it progress then it would be advisable to have your doctor look at it to make sure it is not secondarily infected. Cool soaks and topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help control the symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot..
Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. I am not sure what types of spiders are common or poisonous in Australlia. If poisonous spiders are common around your town, I would visit the doctor. If you experience severe pain, abdominal cramping, or the bite site begins to open up like a wound, immediately go to the hospital. ...Read more
I have a rash on my arms and chest, started just as one little red mark almost like a mosquito bite mark but now it is everywhere, I am light headed and have a weird headache, what could it possibly be?
I have a red itchy rash that looks like mosquito bites. Some of it has clustered on my arm. It is located on my wrists, arms, and stomach. ?
1 yr baby having red rash only on arms,ped suggested mosquito bites, but I am not convinced.can it be allergy due to hot dump weather?how to treat it?
I need help please. My son is 2y and 7m old he has a rash an bruises all over his body. The rash looks like mosquito bites with crescent moon red blotches and he extremely bruised some of the bruise are purple according to doctors he has a allergy?
Some options: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
I have been getting rashes all over body (looks like clusters of mosquito bites) which go and come again.
?????: Not sure what the rash is from. Could be insect bites such as mites or bedbugs or it could also be due to a chemical exposure such as a new laundry detergent or some other toiletry item. I would definitely go see your primary care provider and if they cannot diagnose and treat it, then a referral to a dermatologist should help. ...Read more
How worried should I be about the rashes the mosquito bites have caused & how do I get rid of the rashes?? I've had the rashes since the 4th of July
Dermatologist: Mosquito bites can become secondarily infected, but the infected skin(cellulitis) wouldn't lie relatively dormant for over 2 weeks untreated without significant consequences. The rashes may be a allergic response to the bites. A dermatologist can advise you best after examining you. ...Read more
I have a tick in the middle of my back - can't reach it - live alone; is about 8mm long, puffy, caramel color; redness around it redness is about 6cm x 4cm; pinch/itchy feeling; felt what i thought was a mosquito bite a couple of evenings ago maybe? Neve
I have recently had very bad reactions to mosquito bites. The redness spreads very quickly, my entire arm is now red, swollen and itchy.What can I do?
Caution!: Symptoms with severe allergies to mosquito bites can be serious. If anaphylaxis, which is a rare, life-threatening condition that results in swelling in the throat and wheezing occurs than immediate medical attention at an emergency room is necessary. Otherwise an antihistamine, calamine lotion or nonprescription hydrocortisone cream & a cool compresses can help. I also suggest a clinic exam! ...Read more
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