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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
If i drain the pus out of a blister beetle bite and it gets on another part of ny skin will it create another blister?
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 ?
INFECTION: It's very possible. The first sign of infection is pain out of proportion. Other signs are red streaking, swelling, drainage. You should see a podiatrist soon. Sometimes antibiotic pills will work. In select cases, an abscess may form requiring surgery to drain it. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My daughter got bitten by a darling/litter beetle(tiny black beetle) She has a slight fever(100.4)runny nose and the area is red. Is this normal?
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?
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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