3 doctors weighed in:

Can an allergic reaction be reliably distinguished from an insect bite by visual inspection?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes it would be able to be distinguished by visual inspection.
Let your doctor see it and tell you what it is.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes it would be able to be distinguished by visual inspection.
Let your doctor see it and tell you what it is.
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Thank
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Depends

I expect that it would depend on many factors including: the details of the bite, the overall reaction symptoms, how you measure reliability and the expertise/experience of the one doing the inspection.
It is possible - even likely - that the treatment will be similar or the same in any case. You might want to have a doctor try their best. Good luck.

In brief: Depends

I expect that it would depend on many factors including: the details of the bite, the overall reaction symptoms, how you measure reliability and the expertise/experience of the one doing the inspection.
It is possible - even likely - that the treatment will be similar or the same in any case. You might want to have a doctor try their best. Good luck.
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
25 years in practice
179K people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available