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What kind of bug bite do I have and can it be dangerous? (in india)

What kind of bug bite do I have and can it be dangerous? (in india)

No idea: Where is the bite? What does it look like? Painful? Red? Seek help from someone who knows the bugs there. India is known for homeopathic medicine and you can certainly benefit from a trained homeopath there. Rub a slice of onion on the bite. It neutralizes the toxin reduces swelling and itching etc. If it worsens or you are worried, you need to be seen by someone. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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What kind of bug bite do I have? It seems to be rather small but 3 dots in a triangle on my leg. Is it anything to worry about?

What kind of bug bite do I have? It seems to be rather small but 3 dots in a triangle on my leg. Is it anything to worry about?

Unknown: There are only a few bugs that leave a distinctive enough wound to tell what they were made by.Your description is fine, it just doesn't provide enough to tell the type of bug. ...Read more

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What kind of bug bites look similar to mosquito bites?

What kind of bug bites look similar to mosquito bites?

Many: 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

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What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

What kind of bug bites look like mosquito bites but aren't from mosquitoes?

Many bug bites: Many bites can mimic mosquito bites including mites, bed bugs, fleas and certain flies. ...Read more

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Bug bites on the thighs and butt, what kind of bites are they?

Bug bites on the thighs and butt, what kind of bites are they?

Are you serious?: How could anyone answer a question like that over the internet? ...Read more

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Which kind if bug bites are small and skin color?

Which kind if bug bites are small and skin color?

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

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I got 6 straight line of bug bites. I'm not sure what kind of bug is it. It looks like a pimple and painful when i touch it. ?

I got 6 straight line of bug bites. I'm not sure what kind of bug is it. It looks like a pimple and painful when i touch it. ?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs attack in a linear line. I'll bet you notice them after sleeping. Check your bed sheets for small black insects and possibly blood stains. The blood stains represent squished bugs that you rolled over on or spots of blood from your skin due to bed bug bites. ...Read more

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There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

There are flat red bug bites on my skin. What kind of lotion or cream can I put on it?

Depends on symptoms: Unless u are allergic to any cream, u can generically clean the area and apply otc antibiotic cream and an anti-inflammatory cream, if that doesn't help in a day or 2 consult ur 1ry md. ...Read more

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I have 5 bug bites on my ankles. But some are leaking clear fluid when I scratch them. What kind of bug bit me?

I have 5 bug bites on my ankles. But some are leaking clear fluid when I scratch them. What kind of bug bit me?

More than one?: It is more likely that is more than one of the same bug, possibly ants that bit you. It is impossible to know with that description. But keep area clean, dry, don't scratch it, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have 6 straight line bug bites on my left leg. I'm not sure what kind of bug is that. It looks a pimple and too painful when i touch it. ?

I have 6 straight line bug bites on my left leg. I'm not sure what kind of bug is that. It looks a pimple and too painful when i touch it. ?

Bed bugs: Bed bugs strike in linear streaks and cause a lot of itching. It is usually not painful. Spider bites could cause more pain but usually they don't cause that many bites in a row. I'm betting on bed bugs and recommend you check you bed for small black insects. You may see blood marks on your sheets too where the bugs were squashed as you slept. If anyone shared your bed they may have it too. ...Read more

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I have really itchy bumps kind like bug bites that pop up occasionaly but blisters on my hands they go away & either come bak or leave a rlly dry spot?

I have really itchy bumps kind like bug bites that pop up occasionaly but blisters on my hands they go away & either come bak or leave a rlly dry spot?

?eczema: If it is a chronic skin condition on your hands with itchy, red dry areas then i would think eczema is a strong possibility. See my web site www.kleinallergy.com and click "allergies and asthma" so access info on eczema. A link is provided below. http://kleinallergy.com/allergies.html#6. ...Read more

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I asked what to do about insect bites (mosquito) on knees/lower extremities and the pain goes up to 10 another doctor answered that it was probably not a mosquito and it could be infected. What type of bug do you think it would be?

No way to tell: There are more insect species than animal species and thus there is no way to give you a definite answer. Some bites are more typical than others but the only definite answer is having the body of the actual insect observed to have bitten you. Else it would be mostly circumstantial evidence. ...Read more

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What causes bug bites?

What causes bug bites?

Bugs: Bugs bites are the reaction to different, well, bug bites. These could be mosquitos, chiggers, fleas, bed bugs. "bug bites" is really a broad category. ...Read more

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What bug bites hurt not itch?

What bug bites hurt not itch?

Bug bites: Any allergic reaction to a bug bite can itch however, spider bites, and deer fly are less likely to cause an allergic reaction than fire ants, mosquitos, or chiggers. Some 'bites' are not really bites at all, but rather the discomfort comes from a sting such as: fire ants, bees wasps and scorpions. ...Read more

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Is Windex good for bug bites?

Unsure: If you were in the cast of the "Big Fat Greek Wedding", the answer would be yes. I do not see any therapeutic effect from it but it may soothe the itching a little. For itchy lesions, hydrocortisone cream works better. For sores, you may need an antibiotic. Some bites (black widow, brown recluse spiders) often require medical attention. ...Read more