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What Kind Of Bug Bite Leaves A Tiny Circle On Your Skin
Tick bite: A tick bite can look like a bull's eye. It's important to see your doctor if you see a tick or suspect a tick bite because they can carry lyme disease which can have long-term debilitating consequences. Treatment with Doxycycline can help prevent lyme disease. Other bugs that leave a tiny circle are spider, bed bugs, fleas, fire ants, chiggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I have? A rash? Bug bite? It itches! I have some kind of rash, or bite all over my skin. I thought it could be bed bugs but my boyfriend doesn't have any bites. They are small red bumps that itch like crazy sometimes. I have some on my wrists tha
Not every one has a: Reaction to bed bugs. Bed bug bites may have no sx's/signs except for 2 small skin puncture points. A reaction may show from an hr to several days later. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesions w clear center. If hypersensite blisters may occur. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but doesn't always occur. Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost any can ...: There are classic insect bites that leave a hole--the mosquito & the tick, for example. Truly any bug with a "proboscis" or snout that is genetically designed by nature to drill or puncture a hole into our skin for a nice blood meal from beneath our outer epidermis. Several varieties of spiders may leave "holes" as well. So, best use your insect repellent (something with deet usually works best!). ...Read more
Any: There is no way to tell which bug bite causes a certain coloration on the skin since the coloration is more an individual response than from the bite itself. The coloration also varies with time. There are however certain bites which may produce a characteristic rash on people (the target like lesion with ticks carrying lyme disease, the bruised & pusey lesion from some spider bites etc) ...Read more
My daughter is 26 months old and has a bug bite of some kind on her thigh and it has a large kinda knot underneath it but it hasn't come to a head ?
This sounds like it: might be an infection, as opposed to a bug bite. Of course if you're somewhere where there are insects out at this time of year, it's possible. I would recommend that you have her examined by her doctor to be sure. Meanwhile, have her sit in a warm tub or apply warm compresses to the area. If it's itchy, she can have Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally. Don't try to squeeze it to open it up; you may make it worse. ...Read more
My 3 yo got a bug bite a week ago. All that's left is two small red dots flush to the skin. Should i be concerned? No redness around them.
Bug Bites: Although bug bites can be dramatic and even hurt when you get bit, most heal well as you describe. You have looked for all the concerns that would signal an infection, like surrounding redness or swelling. It appears that this is healing well and it may take some time for the small red dots to completely resolve. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized ?
Bug bite: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that the team can take care of you but they might also need to discuss things with your primary doctor. Hope all goes well - the doctors are excellent! ...Read more
I have had a small raised bump on my arm for about a yr. It is skin colored doesn't hurt it is hard and about the size of a bug bite. What is it?
I have had a small raised bump about the size of a bug bite on my arm for about a yr. It is hard but not painful. Skin colored. What could it be.
Is it normal for a fungal skin infection to first show up in small (bug bite looking) bumps before getting bigger and more ring-like appearance??
Fungus: yes that appearances normal trying to catch it right away as early treatment gives quicker healing ...Read more
Have had small pimple like bump with faint white head with black dot in center for almost a week. Just itches a bit from time to time... Bug bite?
Very possible: If there are bugs in your area. It is winter here. ...Read more
Small red slightly raised circular bumps on my feet. It's not itchy and I assume some sort of bug bite. I was in a swampy area and this skin exposed.
Sometimes i would feel a brief stinging pain like a bug bite on my skin, this could happen at any one place on my body. Is this bad?
Paresthesia: Paresthesia is an abnormal condition in which you feel a sensation of burning, numbness, tingling, itching or prickling. Paresthesia can also be described as a pins-and-needles or skin-crawling sensation. Paresthesia most often occurs in the extremities, such as the hands, feet, fingers, and toes, but it can occur in other parts of the body. ...Read more
Time, steroid: Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
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