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Red Rash Around Mosquito Bite
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
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?
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
Not allergy: You indicate a gunshot wound!!!! Where on your body? Bandages? Did you apply any medicine to your skin? Where? Why worry about 4 little spots on your arm when you got shot??? Jealous husband? ...Read more
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 more
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.?
Bedbugs or virus: While viral illness could be the cause, don't forget about bedbug ties. Also need to consider what medications/vitamins have recently been taken. ...Read more
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?
Must be seen: Immediately to rule out blood or bleeding disorder as well as infection. ...Read more
Redness, no itching, much larger in size than a mosquito bite, constantly painful) what could it possibly be?
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 got mosquito bites thursday, a few rashes popped on my leg with mosqeto bites around it. How can I get rid of it?
Hydrocortisone: Your dermatologist can give you meds for this problem which work faster. ...Read more
What can cause a 1 year old child to develop alergies and rashes on its skin from mosquito bites? Does any skin cream help?
Mosquito bites: That's what mosquito's do - cause those huge local reactions, and in a rare person, even more widespread reactions. If I get a mosquito bite on my leg, it will often swell to the size of a small cup saucer. It's due to histamine release locally. Sometimes cool compresses to the area are helpful, but for such a large reaction, topical anti-itch meds probably won't do much. Could try oral benadryl, (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Skin eruptions causes redness after itching, usually after dinner, subsides in 30min, looks like multiple mosquito bites, frequent when constipative?
Urticaria: This sounds like an allergic process- urticaria, where you can have hives after some stimulus. It's possibly triggered by something u eat or are exposed to. Sometimes no actual cause can be found -but it would be a very good idea to see an allergist who can help you. A good doctor might also question u to see EXACTLY what might be causing this. Keep a diary of symptoms to find a relationship. ...Read more
I've many redness appear like mosquito bites whole my body when I run fast, irritated, exclted. Been 3 years. I've allergies as well. Rushing n itc?
Rash and exercise: Some people may develop allergic reactions to unusual things like for example exercise, others may develop a reaction to cold, heat, stress, pressure. These are not very common reasons but it does happen. If you are allergic to other things my advise is to make an appointment with an allergist sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Hi doctor! I have this small dark spots on my back for almost 2 years! At first they start as mosquito bite rashes they doeant hurt! Please helpe me?
It is hard to diagnosed a skin lesions without pictures.
from your description, you could be having a nevus.
mosquito bites does not last two years.
see a doctor and have them check out the spots.
or take a pictures of the spots and showed it to one of our physician in a live consult. ...Read more
Hi - I got bit by something at the beach 2 days ago. Yesterday, it looked like a mosquito bite and the redness was about the size of a penny. Today, the redness is the size of a baseball, swollen and hot to touch. My PCP does not have any available app
My 2 year old daughter has mosquito bite looking rashes all over her face and neck. She hasn't eaten anything different, and hasn't been itching it.
May be Allergy or:
Common viral illness. If she is up to date with immunizations, Measles is less possibility, but other viruses can cause rash.
Make sure she drinks enough fluid. Avoid sunlight, can use OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 1 teaspoonful twice daily. If fever, lethargy, headache or any worsening, seek medical advise soon. ...Read more
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
Have rashes that appear on my arms and they resemble mosquito bites. They disappear after afew days and leave black spots behind. What can be the cause?
Bites: The black spot could be the point of entry of the bite and a little of bleeding from it. It should fall off as the skin underneath heals. If any signs of not healing or signs of infection, then have a doctor look at it. ...Read more
Have a rash on left arm that was originally from mosquito bite now spread on arm back of neck and ears no where else. I have had similar rashes.?
8mnth old, sudden bumps like tiny mosquito bites, red around area, clear bumps. Arms, legs, back. Redness gone, bumps still there. No itch/distress.?
See a dermatologist: Without being able to see and examine these there is no way to diagnose. Get these seen by an expert. ...Read more
My son has 3 mosquito bites on his arm by his elbow. Its the 3rd day & the redness, swelling has spread, has tingling in hand & blisters are started?
May not be bites: This doesn't sound like bites. Could be some sort of contact dermatitis, like from poison oak or ivy, or something else entirely. Take him in to have it checked. It's especially concerning that he has tingling in his hand. Maybe he has shingles? It's pretty rare in a child, but could happen. ...Read more
Bite: Start with the following ideas. 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. If it itches use benadryl. Nsaid or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Unfortunately, I don't really have an idea about how big it is. If it is getting worse & you are concerned - then please seek medical care. ...Read more
I just noticed a red growth that looks a bit like a mosquito bite on the outside part of my corpus spongiosum?
Need to be seen!: Best thing to do is to have it checked by a dermatologist. If the small bumps are dome shaped with a central dimple, it could be molluscum contagiosum. This is a skin rash caused by a viral infection that can spread by sexual contact. Early lesions on the genitalia may be mistaken for herpes or warts but, unlike herpes, these lesions are painless. Have it checked and diagnosed. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Had a spot that looked like a mosquito bite. Now is dark red with puss under it. What bit me? And should I be concerned.
Got a rash that appeared two days ago, and its getting worse, itches all the time, looks like mosquito bite. What can this be?
What are common recations to mosquito bites in young children? My son's bite is very warm, red, and swollen about the size of a half dollar.
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