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Can insect bites leave a bruised bump?

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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes

Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily.
This can lead to leaving a bruise in the area after the bite/sting. Best thing is cold compress or even ice pack initially, then after a few days switch to warm packs to help bruise resolve.

In brief: Yes

Certain insects, when they sting or bite, actually inject an anticoagulant material into the area so the blood flows to them more easily.
This can lead to leaving a bruise in the area after the bite/sting. Best thing is cold compress or even ice pack initially, then after a few days switch to warm packs to help bruise resolve.
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