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Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Hives

Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however.

In brief: Hives

Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however.
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