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When you get circular mosquito bites what does it mean?

When you get circular mosquito bites what does it mean?

Mosquito bite size: Mosquito bites generally will cause a round rash, since after the mosquito bites you, a reaction forms "around" the site where bitten. This is because there are foreign substances in the mosquito saliva that the body doesn't like and therefore reacts against. Sometimes kids are affected more than adults. Try to avoid the bite! ...Read more

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Flea Bites (Definition)

Flea bites - bite from a blood-sucking Siphonaptera which may be itchy and painful. Fleas may ...Read more


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What does it took like when a flea bites?

What does it took like when a flea bites?

Red spots: Very itchy.Flea bites occur in groups of three or four bites on the body and look like tiny red bumps.Wash the bites with soap and water apply calamine lotion or prescription steroids to help with the itching.Try not to scratch too much to avoid infection. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

What does it mean when a bite turns purple?

Purple bite: The saliva of female mosquitoes contains an anticoagulant substance that can cause mosquito bites to turn purple. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

What does it mean when a mole keeps itching?

Several things: Check to see if you have been using any new detergent or soap that might ahve caused an allergic reaction or irritation. However, this usually involves other part of the skin, not jsut the mole. If the mole is the only thin that itches and the symptom does not go away, then go see your doctor since an itching mole can be a presentation of melanoma. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your acne begins to itch?

What exactly does it mean when your acne begins to itch?

Itchy acne: Acne is a type of inflammation in and around hair follicles. Inflammatory reactions can sometimes itch. Also it is possible that one of the products you are using for your acne is causing dryness, irritation or an allergic reaction. Those are itchy as well. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your ears itch?

What does it mean when your ears itch?

Irritation: Itching is caused by low level irritation to the area. The question then becomes; what is causing the irritation. Often itching in the ear could be caused by a fungal skin infection. Have your doctor check you out. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your tongue stings?

What does it mean when your tongue stings?

Allergic reaction?: Could be an allergic reaction to something, could indicate anemia, or could be a symptom of a tongue condition (geographic tongue, candidiasis, etc). See if you have tried any new foods lately that could irritate your tongue. If it is red and irritated i would see a dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

What does it mean when a brown recluse spider bite is peeling!

It depends: Peeling skin around a wound could be both good and bad. It is good if the wound is healing the peeling skin is from the aw that has healed below tat skin and the body is shedding it. It would be bad if the skin peeling was a result of worsening infection and the skin was peeling because additional skin was dying. See your doctor who should be able to tell the deference. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your nipple itches?

What does it mean when your nipple itches?

NIPPLE ITCH: How long? It sounds like a contact dermatitis. It could be a new soap or detergent. It could be a new shirt or blouse or sweater. Be a detective. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when my nipples are itchy?

Various causes!: Nipple itching can have serious underlying causes. Therefore one should be evaluated by a physician. The history and physical should lead one to a cause and determines further work up or treatment. An example of a serious cause is paget's dz, a rare breast cancer form. Less serious are benign breast tumors, skin dz like atopic dermatitis, mechanical causes like "joggers nipple.". ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina stings?

What does it mean when your vagina stings?

Vaginal pain: Stinging or burning in vagina is causes usually by an infection.You need an exam with a speculum and cultures.Also a pelvic exam can determine if you have herpes which can cause burning pain.There may be shallow painful ulcers.Treatment depends upon the cause-yeast vaginitis , bacterial vaginosis etc would need a creme insertion.Herpes needs oral tablets and local creme. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean when someone has itchy gums?

Gum inflammation: Most likely a manifestation of periodontal disease. Check with your dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you grow black spots?

What exactly does it mean when you grow black spots?

This requires : Further clarification. Black spots on a chest x-ray? Black lesions on skin? Please re-ask this question & provide more information. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina is red raw?

Red raw vagina: Often is caused by a vaginal infection, such as yeast or bacterial vaginosis. With an infection there is usually itching, irritation, extra discharge and sometimes an odor. It also can be caused by an allergic or irritation reaction to something such as a soap. See a doc if you think there's an infection to make correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your breast iches?

What does it mean when your breast iches?

Depends: The possible reasons for this depend on whether the itching is clearly in the skin or feels deeper in the breast. If on the skin, there may be a skin condition treatable with prescription cream or ointment. If it feels deeper in the breast, it's probably related to nerve signals. In that case, stretching and strengthening exercises especially yoga or pilates may be helpful. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

What exactly does it mean when your hips bruise?

Hip bruise: Sounds like a contusion or ecchymosis. Usually comes from an injury or broken blood vessels. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your belly piercing itches?

What does it mean when your belly piercing itches?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when you get hot knees?

What exactly does it mean when you get hot knees?

See details: It could mean that your knees are really good looking. However, it usually means that the knees are inflamed and swollen. ...Read more