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Relief From Itchy Bug Bites
I have multiple bug bites from over a week ago. Reddish, 2-3 inches in diameter. Not itchy, no other symptoms.
I have another bite that I did not scratch and it went away. I was wondering if I made it worse by scratching. ?
Avoid scratching: In order to help your bites heal I would avoid scratching. Your nails are dirty as well and puts you at risk for skin infection. Take OTC antihistamines to help with itch symptoms if applicable and apply OTC hydrocortisone cream to areas that are affected to reduce symptoms. See primary doctor if bites look infected. ...Read more
Ive been having reoccurring bug bites but my roommate has not. the bites are red and itchy with a flesh tone hard center. They spread out to be big
Insect sensitivity: You are hypersensitive to something introduced into the bite (like saliva) whereas the roommate is not, unlikely they are not getting bit. Fleas? Bed bugs? Mites/chiggers? If unknown, have an exterminator check it out. If no bugs identified, you could have chronic hives, or another kind of rash, for another reason. Dermatologist or Allergist can help define problem. Using daily cetirizine may help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive been itchy all over my body 3 weeks now, the worst itch ive had and it honestly looks like bug bites and i did find a bug which i took a pic of while i was showering tonight on my body?
Topical creams: Over the counter topical itch creams, such as those with Diphenhydramine (benadryl) and 1% hydorcortisone (cortisone 10) will help relieve the itch. You don't need to goop them on - a dab the size of a pea, dotted around the arm (for example) and rubbed in is enough. If the itch is bad, oral Benadryl can help too. ...Read more
Can't see image on: HealthTap Basic. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Whenever I put pressure on my flesh hours later there are marks that appear. They're really hot and itchy and become swollen like bug bites.
Nothing: really bad. SEE your doctor/ dermatology-fairly common problem, can't do much about it. ...Read more
I believe I have bug bites. They're very itchy and a little warm to the touch but no pain. They're blotchy looking. ?
I have been getting some large red bug bites that last about a week and are very itchy. Ill get about two at a time - seem to happen at night - ideas?
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