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What types of bacterial infections can I get from a bug bite?

What types of bacterial infections 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 more

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Dr. James Krick
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Infection (Definition)

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


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What do you do if a bug bite gets infection?

What do you do if a bug bite gets infection?

Antibiotics: First, use cool compresses to cool it down(decreasing the inflammation), 30 minutes, twice a day and then use topical antibiotics like polysporin/neosporin in-between soakings. ...Read more

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How long with an bug bite infection before seeing a doctor?

How long with an bug bite infection before seeing a doctor?

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

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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

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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.

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.

Hard to say: without being able to see the lesion. It sounds like you may have a "boil" or small abscess. Try placing a warm washcloth over the area for 10 minutes and see if this brings any relief. Boils sometimes abate on their own but also may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with bug bite infection. Taken meds for 3 days. Now looks like bruise. Hurts to move head. Should I go back to doc?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See an eyeMD or Derm: It is hard to tell by your question what is going on. An eyemd or dermatologist should be able to help you if it is not getting better. ...Read more

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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 ?

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 
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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 more

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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.

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.

Possibly: It all depends on what organism is causing the secondary infection here. Most commonly this would be strep or staph. The latter is unlikely to be successfully treated with amoxicillin. Recheck with your doctor if not getting better. ...Read more

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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?

Could be either/both: Staph infections arise in various wounds and bug bites can be the primary event that becomes secondarily infected.If there was any puss expressed from the site, it is evidence of an infection.Most studies show the majority of these today are MRSA. ...Read more

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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?

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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What kind of infection can you get after a miscarriage is not passed?

What kind of infection can you get after a miscarriage is not passed?

Endometritis: Passing everything will not necessarily lead to an infection. If one does develop it is an endometritis if confined to the lining of the uterus and pelvic inflammatory disease if it spreads beyond the uterus. ...Read more

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What kind of infection can a guy get if he has sex with someone who has a cyst?

What kind of infection can a guy get if he has sex with someone who has a cyst?

Cyst?: What kind of cyst? Caused by what infection? STDs do not cause cysts. I am very confused by your question. There are twelve common STDs. Some are caused by bacteria, some by viruses and some are special bugs in and of themselves. ...Read more