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Tick Bite With Red Ring Around It
I have an unknown bite. It's red. Spread out. Looks like a mountain range( the redness) it's swollen. Hot. And where the bite is..Is a white ring?
Bitten by mosquito/ spider that left bulls eye on arm. Next day my entire forearm covered white rash with white sparkling flakes. No itching.
Arthropod vector: Could this have been a tick? The bull's eye you describe may be erythema migrans, the classic lesion of lyme disease. You need to show this to a doctor for specific identification, diagnosis and therapy if necessary. Do not wait, because if it is treatable, the earlier you get to it , the better. Good luck. ...Read more
Wedding ring rash back after cleared & rings cleaned. Not itchy. Starts with what looks like insect bite & sporadic rash around area. Fungus? Allergy?
Possible allergy: It sounds like you have wedding ring dermatitis as you are possibly allergic to a metal component of your wedding ring. The other cause is soap that gets stuck under the ring band. If the rash is isolated to the area where the ring touches your skin then it is most likely an allergic reaction. If you have similar looking rashes other areas, possibly other causes and would need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Bullseye rash?: It is common for the area immediately around the bite to be red, but if there is a clear area around that surrounded by a red ring that is a sure sign of Lyme. A single dose of doxycycline after 10 days would be worthless. ILADS (the association of Lyme specialists) recommends 200 mg of doxycycline 2x/day for 30 days. A tick bite can also cause Babesia, Bartonella, Ehrlichia & other infections. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could the red and white circles (bulls eye) around a tick bite mean anything other than Lyme disease?
Possible insect bite that appeared w/red ring around it yesterday. The ring is not raised. Pain at site on right shoulder & tingling today. Help?
Needs evaluation: I think it would be very important for a medical professional to look at this to help determine 'what' it is... Sometimes an insect bite can become secondarily infected - so this redness needs to be properly evaluated. Could this bug bite have been from a tick? There are certain tick borne diseases as well that one needs to be on the look out for. An Infectious Diseases doc is specialized for that ...Read more
Can be: A bite from a tick that transmit diseases like lyme disease can present with a surrounding red ring that spreads out from the bite site. This is called erythema migrans and is the cardinal sign of a lyme disease infection. But there are other reasons why redness could present around stick bite site. The important point here is to be seen by a physician for evaluation and treatment as needed. ...Read more
Bug bite with bruising aroung it. One bite hole with circler white before bruising? Should i be worried
Bug bite: Wash it well with soap and water and apply hydrocortison ointment on it. ...Read more
Should I go to the doctor for a tick bite? Very small Tick removed 2 days ago. Red itchy rash at site of tick bite. Applied cortisone cream.
See DR: Tiny tick= risk for Lyme disease. You have a local reaction to the tick. There is good evidence for using a single dose of antibiotic, typically 200mg Doxycycline (I prefer minocycline) within 48 hrs after discovery of a deer tick to prevent Lyme. You need to be alert and ready for possible Lyme during the next 3 weeks. Unfortunately the blood tests are not reliable and sometimes the primary erytm ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Uncertain: Sometimes a spider bite can have that appearance. Can consider dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan if concerned. Take care. ...Read more
My daughter has a swollen red bug bite on her wrist. There is only one bite can it bed bed bugs or a common household spider bite? The bite hard
Got a bug bite last fri.noticed a hole swole up with a puss bubble now has red ring 8th of n inch around it and a thin white ring around it then red ?
Infected bite: If you have worsening local irritation days after an insect with pus collection chances are that the bite has become infected. The local reaction may also be result of tissue damage if it is a venomous bite. Please arrange for a consult for a proper assessment and treatment. Take care. ...Read more
What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?
Hard to say: About the only way you know for sure what bug has bit you is to catch it in the act. The body responds to bites in a similar fashion that is specific to the person & their sensitivity to the bug. Some react minimally, some with advanced swelling, some go to the ER with a major event. What you describe is an arthus reaction which is common to many types of bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has several misquito bites with white dots in the middle with a dark red ring surrounded by a lighter red ring. They are also painful. ?
Tick Bite: Could they possibly be tick bites? Look up on google tick bite red ring and compare them. Has she been out in a heavily wooded area? Ticks bites need attention quickly because the tick could carry Lymes disease. When caught and treated early it is usually not a big problem, but if not teated early can be fatal. I would go to the doctor ASAP and have them check it out. ...Read more
Got bit.1st looked like a flea bite then got itchy & bright red.It formed a pustule &now has spread & bigger- it has a white ring around it-what is it?
Bug bite with yellow/white raised bump, itchy painful. Right around it is red and around that about an inch all the way around is pink. What is this?
See Your Doctor Now: Insect bites can commonly cause itching, swelling, and occasionally pain depending on the type of insect. Infection can also follow with symptoms of redness, swelling, and pain. More info is needed such as clues to type of insect, location, duration of symptoms, and more. Be aware that diagnosis of of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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