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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 more
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 more
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?
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.
1 Look=1000 words: Too hard to tell from this limited information. Go see your family doctor or a dermatologist and have them look at it. Chances are they can take one look at it and know exactly what it is. ...Read more
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
Insect bite: Apply any lubrication such as coco butter, aquaphore or even Vaseline. Good luck ...Read more
I have a large red swollen part of my skin for about 2 days now that itches and has a bug bite in it. I just want to know if I should be worried?
Could be: Mrsa infection which people commonly mistake for spider/bug bites. See your doctor. ...Read more
My dad has what I'm guessing is a bug bite. It has black splinter-like things sticking out (maybe hairs?) and a seed-like center, skin is blackish.
Insect bite: Does not sound like your usual insect bite, take him to a doctor. ...Read more
I have a bug bite on the top of my head. The next morning I woke up and my head hurt very badly, I found that I had 4 abscesses all around the wound, ?
Allergic response: This sounds like a localised allergic response to the bug bite. It is unusual for infection to develop this early. This could likely be small blisters rather than actual abscesses. In any case if its causing you pain, you need to get this examined by a doctor. If there is infection, you may need antibiotics otherwise try some antihistamines which may reduce the reaction around the bite. ...Read more
What is it called when you have a skin condition that when you get bit by a bug and it leaves a scar no matter what you do?
Unfortunate: There are many reasons for scar formation. You body's response to injury is the primary determinant of the appearance of the scar. With bug bites, other factors may come into play like: allergy, toxins or infection. For a specific diagnosis, you will need to see a doctor. A board certified dermatologist would be a good place to start. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if the skin around my bug bite is red and looks like a bruise but it is not itchy or painful?
Yes: The bruising is the injury to the tissue this will resolve the surrounding redness must be watched to be sure there is no infection and does not spread. Now a bug bite wound is a set up for an infection so keep the are clean and dry and watch for any spreading If so see your doctor ...Read more
I have a bug bite looking bump on my scrotum and it hurts and there's no head. Any ideas what it maybe and what caused doubt it's an std?
So I am taking Augmentin for a tiny possible skin infection at that left breast site I spoke of and when the doc saw the bites she also thought it was a kind of bite. I tried to think back and realized that in early September I broke up w/an urgent care e
Sorry: You didn't quite get to your question. Try again. Be brief. ...Read more
I have bites all over my arms and I don't know from what kind of bug. They itch and they have been making holes in my skin. I put alcohol on them to st?
Antihistamines, etc.: An antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or ChlorTrimeton may help relieve itching, redness, and swelling. A spray of local anesthetic containing benzocaine, such as Solarcaine, may help relieve pain. Hydrocortisone 1% cream or calamine lotion applied to the skin will help relieve itching and redness. ...Read more
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