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Small Insect Bites
I have a rash on my left thigh, the left side of my chest & around my eyes. It itches. Started as red bumps like many small insect bites. What is it?
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
I use petroleum jelly b/c of dry skin some reaction appeared small insect bite like bump on my left cheek what's the medical term?Tia
Urticaria: It's a type of 'contact dermatitis'.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
I had unprotected sex 3 weeks ago now I have a rash resembling insect bites, hives and one spot with small raised bumps, no other symptoms. Hiv rash?
Dx lichen simplex chronicus but since developed a few small bumps look similar to insect bites on outside of vagina, they itch, hav no stds, what r they?
Lichen simplex: See your dr. Lichen simplex is typically lumpy. ...Read more
Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more