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Management Of Insect Bite

An insect bite is a small red mark produced by the bite of the insect. Initially, wash the affected region with soap and water. Apply a cold compress or an ice pack over the swelling. Raising or elevating the affected area reduces swelling. Bites providing allergies require emergency care.

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Are the itchy small red dots on the feet related to insect bites?

Query: Hi doctor,I have small red dots on both feet that are itchy. I have no idea if they are insect bites or something else. I took Telfast for the itching, but it did not go away. The current medications include Cetirizine for the flu and Dextromethorphan for cough.Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq, and thank you for choosing us as your provider for health care. I have gone through all your details and appreciate your concern. It looks like papular urticaria to me, which is indeed caused by insects, including mosquitoes. That is why the lesions are mainly over di...  Read Full »

There are itchy red spots as I was bitten on my ankles, neck, shoulders, and abdomen by something. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been bitten on my ankles, neck, shoulders, and abdomen by something. There are red spots that have formed, which are very itchy. It looks white in the middle and red around it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your situation. Based on the information provided, if you have been bitten by something, it could be from various sources like insects, spiders, or even certain types of plants. The red ...  Read Full »

How can parents prevent insect bites and stings on their children, and when to seek a doctor?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a few doubts about preventing insect bites in children. Here are my questions:1. How can parents prevent insect bites and stings on their children this summer?2. What can a parent do at home to treat an insect bite or sting?3. What are the signs of an allergic reaction related to in...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your concern is regarding insect bite. Hereby, I am giving you suggestions regarding your questions: 1. To prevent insect bites, the skin should be covered well with clothes. Insect repellent available commercially can be used. Net can be fit into a house. Try to avoid v...  Read Full »

I have been noticing an unknown bite resembling a cockroach bite at the same spot for three days. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, An unknown bite, but like a cockroach bite, has been present at the same spot for three days. Do you know if it is possible for a cockroach to bite a person at the same spot it has bitten?  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. That is a very interesting question. No, it is highly unlikely for a cockroach to bite a person at the same spot it has previously bitten. Cockroaches are not known for targeting specific individuals or remembering specific locations on a per...  Read Full »

I was bitten by a white-tailed spider. What should I do next?

Query: Hello doctor,I was bitten by a white tail spider about six weeks ago on my leg. I have been to the doctor every day for dressing. About three weeks ago, I was hospitalized, and they removed the dead skin and cleaned it. I still go to the doctor every second day for dressing, but the condition is not...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to White-tail spider bites may not cause necrosis. It may cause erythema or rash and subside in two to three weeks. Few studies have shown that white-tail spider bites or necrotic arachnidism were found to have alternative diagnoses with appropriate investigations. This...  Read Full »

What caused my face to swell?

Query: Hi doctor, I have some skin issue on my face. It looks as if some insect has bitten on it and a bit swollen. Is that due to some allergy?  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Based on your health concern and the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears to be an insect bite. To prevent aggravating the condition, avoid scratching the affected area. You can consider taking an antihistamine drug like Levocetirizine...  Read Full »

I have a red painful rash after a fly bite. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had got bitten a few days ago. It has gone from white red bumps to a red rash. I am also attaching a picture of it. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. I went through the image (the attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). I wanted to ask by what organism you have been bitten. Presuming the bite is likely by an insect, I suggest you take antihistamines like Cetirizine twice dail...  Read Full »

Does RhoGAM shot cause a wound-like hole on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I was in the shower earlier and I found an open wound in my arm. It was not a scab I picked. It is a hole with a black dot next to it. I recently had the Rhogam shot because I am 29 weeks pregnant. It does not hurt but my arm is still tender and I got the shot a week ago. I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I think it is an inflamed area which might be due to the shot if this is the exact spot. If not, it seems as if something has bitten you. My recommendation is to apply an ice pack on the wound and k...  Read Full »

What should I do if my child is stung by a hornet?

Query: Hi doctor, My 5 year old daughter was stung by a hornet about four hours ago. She was fine shortly after, but after her bath, the area is red, swollen and hard about the size of a softball (at least) around it. It hurts and it is right under her butt cheek. So it hurts when she tries to even lift h...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Hornet bite may lead to swelling and pain, fever or infection. The redness and swelling which you have mentioned are due to the inflammation. In your case, swelling is large and it was not initially at the time of the bite and increased thereafter. This indicates an in...  Read Full »

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