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Spider Beetle Bites
My son is 5 and he says he was bitten by a beetle, now both of his forearms have rashes on them, could it be from a bite?
Unusual, see Peds: It would be odd to have just both forearms involved in a rash from an insect bite, so is likely something else that caused that (like crawling around through something?). Cannot say over internet, needs exam by pediatrician to get good clinical impression and treatment plan. ...Read more
I was recently bitten by a beetle while asleep. Subsequent research leads me to believe it was a "kissing bug". The bite was extremely painful and the reaction (fever, swelling, & pain) continued for a week. I read they can inject a parasite that can
Chagas disease: If you were bitten in north america it is extremely unlikely that you will contract chagas disease. The prevalence of the disease here is just too low. Some will develop an ulcer at the site of the bite. Parasitemia is easily demonstrated with blood smears or pcr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was recently bitten by a brown beetle it's very painful and I can't put pressure on my foot...do you think I have an infection ?
Beattles me: Viruses usually infect through the respiratory tract. This means that you get them through the nose and lungs and then they go to the brain. However, ticks and fleas and mosquitoes can inject the virus directly into your blood stream. I do not know any beetles that do this, but am sure there are some who try. ...Read more
Are click beetles harmless we trapped it in a wipe container and are uncertain on what to do with it?
I believe I am allergic to carpet beetle larvae. Is there a test to confirm this? I have read that clinical testing has confirmed for others.
Yes, in principle : You will need to determine if you truly have carpet beetle infestation. Next you will need to present your allergy findingd to either your dermatologist and/or allergist. ...Read more
No: No they cannot. Why would you even think they would? Why would you ever eat them? ...Read more
Possibly: 'carpet beetles' can mean different things to different people, so one would need a better description of the insect to which you are referring. In general, 'beetles' are not allergenic insects. However, it is possible that they are associated with another type of insect that is allergenic (like dust mites - very common in your area). ...Read more
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