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Anonymous asked in HealthGeneral Health CareFirst Aid · 7 years ago

What kind of bug bite is this?

I noticed some itching on the back of my leg after coming in from a BBQ last Saturday. I was sitting in a chair the whole time.

http://tinypic.com/r/b8vex1/5

What kind of bug bite does that look like??

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  • 7 years ago
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    I found this awesome site

    its a slide show of bugs and the bites they cause

    also look at the right side column

    heres the link....

    http://www.medicinenet.com/bad_bugs_pictures_slide...

    also this is how you treat a bug bite.....

    use cortisone cream for itching

    use Neosporin for healing

    "For mild reactions

    Move to a safe area to avoid more stings.

    Remove the stinger, especially if it's stuck in your skin. This will prevent the release of more venom. Wash the area with soap and water.

    Apply a cold pack or cloth filled with ice to reduce pain and swelling.

    Try a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), to ease pain from bites or stings.

    Apply a topical cream to ease pain and provide itch relief. Creams containing ingredients such as hydrocortisone, lidocaine or pramoxine may help control pain. Other creams, such as calamine lotion or those containing colloidal oatmeal or baking soda, can help soothe itchy skin.

    Take an antihistamine containing diphenhydramine (Benadryl, others) or chlorpheniramine maleate (Chlor-Trimeton, others).

    Allergic reactions may include mild nausea and intestinal cramps, diarrhea, or swelling larger than 4 inches (about 10 centimeters) in diameter at the site, bigger than the size of a baseball. See your doctor promptly if you experience any of these signs and symptoms. "

    I got this info from.....

    and for severe reaction see....

    http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-insect-...

    I hope this helps!

    Source(s): my thought
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