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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

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The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

The end of my index finger on my left hand feels like it's burning, off and on. No redness or bug bites. It feels warmer than the other fingers.

Nerve: Check for nerve compression including the wrist and elbow areas. Consult an orthopedist and get some nerve conduction study done. This is not my specialty and hope others in HT will comment on this as well. ...Read more

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I have huge bug bites that I've been getting for months now. When they initially appear they differ in size, they are usually hot hard and red. ?

I have huge bug bites that I've been getting for months now. When they initially appear they differ in size, they are usually hot hard and red.      ?

Bites?: How do u know they are bug bites? Possibly Mrsa lesions? Best see a physician or schedule a virtual consult so we can see pictures ...Read more

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Giaant red welts from bug bites - what is this?

Giaant red welts from bug bites - what is this?

Not answerable.: It is often difficult to distinguish a bite from one insect from another. However spider bite often gets larger and infected. ...Read more

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Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Pinpoint red dots from stress or bug bites?

Not from stress: I can tell you they are not from stress, but i can't tell you if they are from bed bugs or not. Perhaps you should collect some of the critters and take them to your family doc or a dermatologist for identification and further elucidation as to the cause of the rash. Best wishes for an itch-free future. ...Read more

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There is big red welted bug bites all over my child. What should I do?

There is big red welted bug bites all over my child. What should I do?

Call: Call your pediatrician. Bites may be from any number of different insects, and rx may vary. Call the pro. ...Read more

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Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Do red bug bites leak fluid?

Depends on what you: Are referring to. Chiggers can. Chigger bites often have a small red in the center of a welt ; occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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My son has little red dots on him that looks like bug bits. What is this and what can I do to get rid of this red little bug bites?

My son has little red dots on him that looks like bug bits. What is this and what can I do to get rid of this red  little bug bites?

Keep it clean: If you can identify & avoid the bug to stop new bites, the skin will clear over time if you just keep it clean. If there are irritated areas, a simple wash with an antibacterial soap should help it heal. ...Read more

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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 ?

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
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Allergic?: Try benedryl and OTC anti-itch creams - ask the druggist. Keep skin clean/dry - dilute vinegar can help itch too. If you are sensitive and roommate's not, that can explain it. I'm always more bitten than others and react big too! I know how it feels. See a doctor if it gets too bad. Don't scratch!! ...Read more

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