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Doctor insights on: Small Red Bug Bites

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I recently got pityriasis rosea and I'm slowly using cream to heal the circles but now it seems that I have blood blisters and small red bug bites??

I recently got pityriasis rosea and I'm slowly using cream to heal the circles but now it seems that I have blood blisters and small red bug bites??

See your doctor: That does not sound like a typical part of pityriasis. It could be a totally new rash or possibly related to the cream you are using. I would see your doctor so they can see your new rash. ...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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I have a relatively small red bug bite of some kind. It has a red line approximately 2" coming from it. Do I need to do anything special for it?

I have a relatively small red bug bite of some kind.  It has a red line approximately 2" coming from it. Do I need to do anything special for it?

Lymphangitis: Lymphangitis is a condition in which the lymphatic system has become infected (usually a streptococcal infection) , resulting in red streaks which form from the primary lesion. Treatment consists of antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medication and pain management. ...Read more

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There are small red itchy bug like bites appearing on my stomach, back and arms. I'm thinking this could be from the hard water i shower in.

There are small red itchy bug like bites appearing on my stomach, back and arms.  I'm thinking this could be from the hard water i shower in.

First check to make: Sure you don't have bed bugs. Even clean people get them. It is possible that you may be having an allergic reaction to something. Please see your doc so he/she can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Small hard red/pink/white bug bite type bumps all over legs. extremely itchy when scratched, almost unbearable! about 1/2- 1 inch space btw most bumps?

Small hard red/pink/white bug bite type bumps all over legs. extremely itchy when scratched, almost unbearable! about 1/2- 1 inch space btw most bumps?

Insect bites?: It may be some kind of reaction to insect bites or some other form of contact dermatitis as these are very itchy.You can use calamine lotion or caladryl lotion and take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) over the counter for itching and make an appointment with your doctor or a dermatologist to get it checked for further treatment ...Read more

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I have 5 small spots that is yellow on the inside and red on the outside, what could they be. They appeared randomly also. 2 days. Help! is it staff infection or bug bites. I am 26 years old.?

I have 5 small spots that is yellow on the inside and red on the outside, what could they be. They appeared randomly also. 2 days. Help! is it staff infection or bug bites. I am 26 years old.?

Red spots -yellow : Several possibilities from bug bites, chicken pox, staph infection to name a few. Time to have your doctor exam you to see what you have and give proper treatment. ...Read more