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Spider Bites That Hurt
Bug bites: Any allergic reaction to a bug bite can itch however, spider bites, and deer fly are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than fire ants, mosquitos, or chiggers. Some 'bites' are not really bites at all, but rather the discomfort comes from a sting such as: fire ants, bees wasps and scorpions. ...Read more
A bat’s teeth may: Scratch or puncture the skin. Unlike movies, the bite is not particularly distinctive ; may not even be visible. It may look like a small pin prick. It doesn't look like mosquito bite. Check photo of a bat bite at: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bat+bites+on+humans;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;form=iqfrba#view=detail;id=1bea09493a320118173f94668904e8f932994d6c;selectedindex=0. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is often no: Pain when they actually bite you.A blister develops with swelling. It then enlarges, hardens ; becomes red. This develops into an ulcer. Other symptoms may include: nausea, vomiting, joint pain, fevers, chills and possibly a rash over the body with small red to purple dots. This can be a painful condition. ...Read more
Are there mosquito bites that do not itch? I have a bug bite , same size as mosquito bite but it's not itching or turning into a blister
Yes but: The very first mosquito bite may not induce itching but subsequent ones will since one then becomes allergic to the components in the venom. Not all insect bites induce itching (spider bite for example) . The odds are against a mosquito bite not being itchy and thus the bite was likely from another insect. ...Read more
No, allow them to: Heal naturally. Breaking open a blister will increase your chance for infection. ...Read more
Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My story: I was bit by a brown recluse over twenty years ago. It did not hurt when bit. But i went on to have fever, swelling of my arm, necrosis of tissue around the bite and i had musculo-skeletal pain all over. I basically felt like roadkill. My understanding is that some people don't have much of reaction to it. ...Read more
Itchy bumps that look like mosquito bites all over legs, new ones pop up. It's not a mosquito bite because there is no bug on me.
Thanks for asking!: It is probably better if you go to a physian and have them do it for you if indicated because they can get a culture of it so that you ultimately know the causative organism, and obtain culture and sensitivities which will tell us what antibiotics it would be susceptible to for treatment. ...Read more
My nana keeps getting these bright red swolle bites on her that look like mosquito bites but there's no puncture marks. What else could they be from?
Rash: There are a lot of different causes for a rash on the skin. They can be allergic or immunologic (including internal and external antigens), infectious (parasites, bacteria, viral, fungal), benign and malignant tumors (including lymphoma and leukemia), physical causes (irritant, thermal, etc.) she will need to see a dermatologist to have the rash properly evaluated and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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