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What Insect Bite Causes Blisters
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
No: Leave it there. The dead upper layer will protect the healing lower layer. ...Read more
Many: I would see your doctor to confirm the insect bite and treat accordingly. ...Read more
What could cause rash, blistering/swelling, and scabbing on ear. With no history of burns, scrapes, insect bites, or contact with allergens?
? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware of, and the normal skin bacteria could then enter in and cause a local strep infection. The "scabbing" is what makes me especially suspicious. Try washing with antibacterial wash, put on antibiotic ointment, and if not better in a few days, see doc. ...Read more
Many insects cause blisters but some may be so small that they are not easily visible and look like little bumps. But some insects and spiders cause large blisters, these are
brown recluse spider
yellow sac spiders
blister beetles bed bugs
mosquito bite in some people
mites rarely tick bites. ...Read more
No, allow them to: Heal naturally. Breaking open a blister will increase your chance for infection. ...Read more
See below: See your doctor for an evaluation as to why this may be occurring. ...Read more
Insect bite: It can take up to a week but do NOT squeeze the blister, in case of pain or itching you can place some Aloe Vera gel there is one that comes with Lidocaine you can applied it to the area every couple of hours, ...Read more
I have a blister from an insect bite that started out pea sized and now is larger than a quarter. Should I pop it or will it shrink?
Are you sure it was: An insect bite? Sometimes it may actually be an infected gland in the skin or cyst that appears to be an insect bite. I would not recommend popping it at home. You can apply warm compresses several times per day and if it is still getting larger or not getting smaller, have your doctor look at it. You may need to have it drained by a doctor and/or need an oral antibiotic. ...Read more
I have what seems to be an insect bite but it looks like a blister and that's how it looked when it first appeares and itches like mad?
Could be: It is common for some people's bodies to over react to some insect bites. It will usually grow bigger for 2-3 days. As long as it is itching more than tender it isn't likely to be infected. Also, if it is just on the one area that was bit it doesn't sound like an allergy, just an exaggerated localized reaction. Ice massage and antihistamines might help. ...Read more
Leave it alone: It is a healing process and bursting it open may introduce infection. Give it time. ...Read more
No leave it alone: No leave it alone and let it resolve by itself. If you burst it, it might get infected. ...Read more
My daughter has an insect bite on each arm that has big blisters in the middle. what must i put on.
First aid cream: Whatever first aid cream you may have in the house. Will likely need oral antibiotics. May also have an allergy to the sting. An antihistamine like diphenhydramine may stop the swelling. Ice compresses maybe helpful. Bee stings and other insect bites usually get infected quickly. ...Read more
My daughter is five years old and has a blister on her fingertip she won't tell me how she got it and I don't know if its an insect bite?
Blister: It could be several things. Hard to know without seeing it. But, if it doesn't improve or worsens then get her examined ...Read more
I was in Peru and got an insect bite on my arm. It's been over a month and it still itches badly and I now have 3-4 blisters. OTC cream not helping?
Maybe not insect: Skin irritation can have many causes, it may be that it was actually something else, like oil from a plant that got on your skin. You want to make sure it isn't infected. Your doctor or a dermatologist would be able to help you narrow down the cause and prescribe stronger medicine to help with itching. Hope it gets better soon! ...Read more
I had a blister on lower leg that I popped, now has a bruise on both sides. Bruise darker in middle. Could it be insect bite and what do I need to do?
Advice: It is tough to give advice over the computer without a diagnosis of what the area is. It is best for you to have it examined, and then thee treatment will follow specifically related to the actual diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read more
I have developed small blisters on my hand and now have pain and swelling thought my arm Has happened once before, but thought was from an insect bite?
See a doctor:
See a doctor; it could be allergy, contact, or other kind, could be eczema, or it could be reaction to insect, no way to predict. See a doctor who will evaluate you & either assure you or treat you.
Good luck. ...Read more
I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?
Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, after all, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read more
YES: A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness. Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and water, apply otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream / itch-x or alike; can take oral anti-itch medicine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl), loratidine (claritine), etc. Cold compress helps itching some. ...Read more
Depends whatyou mean:
Hornet/insect bites can cause itching, hives, localized swelling all the way up to systemic reactions (anaphylaxis).
If you mean can they cause nose or eye symptoms this would be indicative of a more systemic reaction (wheezing, swelling etc.). Any suspected systemic reaction should be treated immediately with Epinephrine followed by calling 911. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Maes: Insects whose bites or stings may cause bruising include: Horseflies, Deer flies, mosquitoes, wasps, bees, scorpions, Black Widow spiders, Hobo Spiders, Brown Recluse Spiders, ticks. In some, this can evolve into more sinister lesions. ...Read more
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