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Why Do Mosquito Bites Become Large Red Lumps Under The Skin After You Scratch Them
My daughter had what i thought at first to be a simple mosquito bite that has turned into a big red spot on her inner thigh with a lump under the skin?
Dr. J. Ferguson advised warm compress, dr. N. Munmeh- cold; confusing?
Any insect bite clean with soap water, if itchy, bumpy: cold compress 1st few hours, hydrocortisone; can give oral benadryl: to reduce allergic response.
If after 1-2 days getting even bigger, deeper: warm compress; if not better in couple of days- see her pediatrician to rule out possible infection and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Not sure: An extreme allergic response could cause a large welt, and it could last a couple of days. If this is very old, though, it is possible it wasn't a mosquito but some other insect and it left a stinger inside you. If painful, it could be infected. You might want to have it examined to see if there is pus that needs to be released. Meanwhile, apply warm compresses for 15 mins 4x daily. ...Read more
I have red dots on my skin they itch likemosquito bites and look like mosquito bites , there's a big dot and small ones surrounding it what is it?
Whenever my cat scratches me, it itches, turns red and swollen, and the skin becomes raised (similar to a mosquito bite). Why is this? Am I allergic?
Allergic to cat:
If this happens only when you are scratched by the cat and nothing else, then it is likely an allergic reaction not unlike testing you with skin prick test. Do you have nasal and eye symptoms when you are in contact with a cat.
By the way, cat scratch is not totally innocuous and may lead to a condition known as Cat Scratch Disease. ...Read more
Wife has got bad skin allergy since yesterday. Large red spots (as huge mosquito bites). Avil inj helped last night. Why so? Possible causes?
Hives: Cause food allergy- seafood, chocolate, peanuts, strawberries. Other causes medications either prescription or o/c. Could also be reqction to infection. Suppress with antihistamines and look for cause. If extensive and persistent see dermatologist or allergist for workup. ...Read more
My skin is extremely itchy. I have red bumps like mosquito bites all over..its extremely hot lately..it started last night.I cant stop scratching. I took a nap earlier and i was woken up by the itch. What could be the reason?
Ive 2 bumps under the skin,(leg) painless and 1 cm, looks like mosquito bites. I had one suddenly for a week, and the second within two days, how??!
Skin bumps: hello, without access to a picture or being able to visualize this lesion, it sounds as thought this could be a flea bite if you have animals or bed bug bite if you recently stayed in a hotel. You can treat both with OTC cortisone cream like cortoderm cream or any anti-histamine cream at all. If it progresses please see a doctor to evaluate..thanks ...Read more
I have just returned from corfu.i had mosquito bites,not itchy little red dots. Now i started with white lumps, itchy, now red, delayed reaction? Tia
It's possible ...: ...but I think you first have to question whether the "itchy little red dots" were actually mosquito bites. Other kinds of bug bites, heat rash (miliaria) or even swimmer's itch caused by an allergic reaction to a waterborne parasite can produce red or white bumps. Use OTC cortisone cream for a day or two. If rash is progressing/not improving, seek medical eval. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Skin eruptions causes redness after itching,usually after dinner, subsides in 30min,looks like multiple mosquito bites,frequent when constipative ?
Urticaria: This sounds like an allergic process- urticaria, where you can have hives after some stimulus. It's possibly triggered by something u eat or are exposed to. Sometimes no actual cause can be found -but it would be a very good idea to see an allergist who can help you. A good doctor might also question u to see EXACTLY what might be causing this. Keep a diary of symptoms to find a relationship. ...Read more
Suspected bug burrowing under the skin, looks like mosquito bite, moved 2" up my leg in 8hrs, can feel tearing bites in direction of movement. Help!?
Larva currens?: Larva currens is an itchy skin condition caused by a parasite called strongyloides stercoralis. It is notable for the itchy rash that moves fairly quickly (sometimes inches per hour) under the skin. Although mostly found in tropical and sub-tropical countries, it can also occur in the southeastern us. You need to be seen by a dermatologist or infectious disease doctor asap. ...Read more
I often get these large bumps/lumps on the outside of my vag, under the skin for the most part, red/white/no head. What are they?
Unsure: This may be an infection or other irritation. See your gyn for evaluation and possible biopsy of the areas. ...Read more
What could red, raised patch of bumps on chest that feel like mosquito bites with surrounding skin turning black be?
Dark red hickey-like marks on my skin that are itchy and partially raised but feels like it's the size of an agitated mosquito bite not always circula?
Hives or bites: Itchy red bumps on your neck may be hives from an allergy to something internal or something which contacts your neck. Insect bites are possible if the bumps last longer than 24 hours. Benadryl(causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) may help. Cortisone type cream may also offer relief. ...Read more
Hi a quick question I've been experiencing these big lumps on my face some lie under the skin red, itchy and painful and have clear fluid need help?
Good day. My son has what looks like a bad mosquito bite or blocked pore on his nose which is red and hot and the skin on and around it is starting to?
I have skin irritation, which looks like red patches or inflamed follicles. The itch is much like a mosquito bite. What is it and what can I get OTC?
It isn't possible to: diagnose the cause of your skin condition with the available information. You can go on Healthtap Prime where they can visualize the lesions with cell phone camera. for more accurate assessment. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help to reduce itching. It is over the counter but can sometimes be sedating. Take care. ...Read more
What are the best antibiotics for a mosquito bite which developed into small area of red swollen tender skin??
The question: is do you need an antibiotics or topical anti-inflammatory or antihistamine. Antibiotics may be indicated only in the presence of secondary infection. Skin infections may respond to many different antibiotics especially the Penicillins, 1st& 2nd generation cephalosporins, macrolides, teteracycline, Clindamycins............ ...Read more
I have a lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite, but it doesn't itch, it just stings slightly and is red but not swollen. I tryed popping it ?
Spider bite?: It may be from a spider bite. If it gets worse , be sure to consult your doctor. Spider bite often gets infection and rapid spread so don't delay in getting it checked out. (since there are other potential causes as well) ...Read more
Skin problem - i have two red alternating itchy and painful pumps-swollen- looks like a mosquito bite - around for a year now. Disappears & comes back?
Need more info. Ask question again! ...Read more
I have a bite on the back of my knee that has been there for a week. It has a small bump that looks like a mosquito bite but the skin is red around it?
Likely infection: An insect bite that is red is likely infected which commonly happens because the skin now had an opening to the outside world. This is called cellulitis. Antibiotic ointment on it twice a day and keeping it clean can help it heal, and seeing a doctor if it gets more painful, redder, or swollen. ...Read more
Have a raised bump that looks like a mosquito bite. It's skin coloured and raised, surrounded by red skin. It's very itchy. Can it be a flea bite?
That is possible: But hard to diagnose without more info and an exam of the lesion. If you get more, see a doctor. If it goes away or you find critters on your pet, spray spray spray. ...Read more
My son 9 months old has very sensitive skin. Every mosquito bites seems to have visible red swollen marks. After few days, blisters shows.
Common: The best answer is to protect your baby from the mosquitos. If they come into your home, consider mosquito netting. Protective clothing, as well as bug repellents may also be helpful, although we don't ususually like to use the repellents in young children-if malaria or other mosquito borne illnesses are of concern where you live, talk with his doctor. ...Read more
After a week of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my swollen and red mosquito bites, a hard circular lump has formed under both bites. What can I do to get rid of them?
Best not to use topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it is a potent sensitizer and many will develop an allergic reaction from it. Topical cortisone creams work best. The redness and lump should gradually fade.
Some insect bites persists for years and are called dermatofibromas. ...Read more
I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?
I woke up with a red lump on my face that looks like a mosquito bite but it's not itchy or sore to touch. Should i be worried?
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