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What Kind Of Infection Can I Get From A Bug Bite
Many: Different insects spread different diseases, bacterial, viral, rickettsial and parasitic. Most common insects spreading diseases include mosquitos, ticks and fleas. Diseases spread by insect bites include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, lyme disease, rocky mountain spoted fever, typhus, relapsing fever, plague, west nile virus and many more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Infected bite: Most insect bites can be adequately managed at home with local wound care (washing twice daily with soap and water, then topical antibiotic cream if open). Oral antihistamines can also help swelling and itching. Increased redness, drainage, ulceration, fever or pain should prompt a visit to your doctor. ...Read more
Suddenly I have very a very painful heel. Feels like thorns. I am being treated for infection from a bug bite.
Inflammation: It appears that there is inflammation which could be a tendonitis or a fasciitis of the heel and sole of the foot. Try padding in your shoe,and if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen may help. Fasciitis of the foot can last many months so I recommend that you consult a podiatrist if symptoms persist. I don't think the insect bite infection is related. ...Read more
How do i know if i have a bug bite or an infection? The area on my skin is lifted, hard and red, almost like a pimple with no tip.
Diagnosed with bug bite infection. Taken meds for 3 days. Now looks like bruise. Hurts to move head. Should I go back to doc?
Probably: Do not know what kind of infection would follow the bite of an unnamed bug, but it sounds as if you have developed new symptoms and these are best addressed by the doctor who saw you initially. Hope this clears up quickly. ...Read more
I have an on-going undiagnosed infection. I had original insect bite in West Africa in 2007, which turned into a chancre, then a rash-type area. ?
Leishmaniasis: Read up on this. It sounds like this could be it. ...Read more
I have itchy lines on my scalp. I also just got rid of a bedbug problem. could these itchy lines be a secondary infection from a bed bug bite?
Bed Bug: Bites are in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. The hair is not one of the more common places. But - yes, a secondary infection could be possible. ...Read more
My eye started swelling up since yesterday and it has gotten worst this morning. I've taken benadryl this morning and the swelling hasn't gone down. I'm not sure if this a bug bite or an infection. It doesn't really itch. It actually hurts when I blink h
If I am on medication for an eye infection caused by a bug bite will having intercourse interfere with the medication's effectiveness or my healing?
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I had a bug bite that turned to lesion. Bacterial infection was ruled out. It is now responding to anti-fungal cream. However, a rash (bumps/blisters) has developed near the lesion. What should I do?
I have these little tiny itchy bumps all on my left eyelid. One doctor said vital infection eye doctor said bug bite its not getting better?
Boils in the leg. It's filled with fuild inside & after couple of days it bursts and forms a wound. Not sure if any skin infection or bug bite. Help?
Lesions: Sounds like infection. Be seen and get antibiotics. All the best. ...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 bugs in my hair that bite and ive tried everything they keep coming back they get in my eye an my eye gets an infection
Bugs in hair: You may have head lice that also can infest the eye lashes. You need to call your health care provider concerning treatment for this and find out how to keep re-infestations from occurring. You have to work hard at killing the lice and the eggs which are glued to the hair shafts and eye lashes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would 250mg or 500mg of amoxicillin 3 times a day for 7 days help an infected bug bite (bacterial infection)? 145lb. 24 year old male. No allergies.
Hi my husband noticed a pimple like bump on his thumb and told that he has a staph infection. He's not sure if it is that or a bug bite or MRSA?
My son had a bug bite on his foot. Today its much bigger and oozing. It seems to keep filling up with fluid. It is red around it. Staph infection?
See your doctor: this needs to be checked out by a health care provider. don't squeeze it, or open it. mark the red area with a marker if it is getting bigger or there are streaks of red on the foot or leg, would go in immediately. Yes, if very well could be staph ...Read more
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