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What Do Flea Bites Look Like
Flea bites: Flea bites vary in size from barely noticible to large red raised reactions. If a person is allergic to fleas, the larger reactions are more likely to occur and they are also more likely to itch. Flea bites may be indistinguishable from mosquito bite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: They very in appearance, but often, the bite will often go unnoticed. If the tick was attached for less than 24-48 hours, the likelihood that you have contracted a disease is almost zero (i never say never). But watch for signs like a rash at the tick bite site, headaches, fevers, muscle aches, chills, fatigue, malaise, nausea and vomiting. If these occur, see you doctor. ...Read more
Bed bugs: Bed bugs are small, oval non-flying insects that belong to the insect family cimicidae. Adult bed bugs reach 5 mm-7 mm in length, while nymphs (juveniles) are as small as 1.5 mm. Bed bugs have flat bodies and may be mistaken for ticks or small cockroaches. Bed bugs feed by sucking blood from humans or animals. Adult bed bugs are reddish brown after feeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small raised bites: Scabies are not visible to the naked eye. The individual lesions are smaller raised marks. The distribution is important between fingers, wrist ankles on the penis, armpits, waistbnand, nipples. Itching is worst at night. It is easily treatable but everyone in household should be treated even if not itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: 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 more
Variable: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possibly >. ...Read more
African american: This a photograph of african american skin with bed bug bites: http://www.Bing.Com/images/search?Q=bed+bug+bites+african+american+skin&qs=as&sk=as1&form=qbir&pq=bed%20bug%20bites%20african&sc=2-21&sp=2&qs=as&sk=as1#view=detail&id=65e18d4fb903651467c89ee95e599566ce29b313&selectedindex=1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...Read more
No major difference: but African Americans do tend to scar more if the bite is scratched or infected. ...Read more
Scabies?: If they are very itchy and spreading mostly in your warmer areas such as waist, armpits, between fingers, may be scabies. They are mites spread by direct contact. They are treated with a cream called Permethrin that can be prescribed by your doctor. Flea bites tend to prefer areas around the sock lines and other clothing lines. Mosquitoes prefer exposed areas. ...Read more
Many forms: Bug bites can cause scarring by a variety of ways such as tissue loss from poison injected (brown recluse spiders) to allergic reactions which cause itching, scratching and thus scars. Infections of the bites can also lead to visible scars but many bites leave no scars at all. To lessen the chance of scarring, do not scratch and seek quick care for poisonous bug bites. ...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. Check out a 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 more
Variable.: Spider bites can have variable appearances. It might cause a pink or red bump with no symptoms. Or it could itch or be painful. Venomous spiders may cause significant pain radiating far from the site, cramping, sweating, necrosis of tissue or worse if there is an allergic reaction. ...Read more
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