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Do you know what bit me such a bump?

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Question:

It doesn’t has any pain, but it feels like there is a bump when touching it.

A lump not change in size

Do you know what bit me such a bump?

Answer:

  1. Lumps due to local infections can lead to boils or abscesses, which aren’t appear in the image.
  2. Redness around the bump is localized and small but intensive which means you’ve scratched a lot and not from the bite itself.
  3. No definite center of the bite, no large biting area, no swollen edges, which exclude mosquito bites and fleas bites as well.

Suggestions:

It can be due to local allergic reaction due to rash or any benign reason, or may be an ant.

Medicines:

local anti-histamines injection or pills.

Information:

A rash is an area of ​​the skin that is inflamed and irritated. Most people are exposed to a rash at some point in their lives. In most cases, the rash is not life-threatening, but rather a transient condition.

In rare cases, a rash can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. Even rashes in children are very common, and most rashes are not of health importance.

When should a doctor be consulted?

There are cases in which you should go to consult a doctor:

  1. If the rash does not respond to home remedies.
  2. When the rash spreads to large parts of the body and appears in areas such as the groin, eyes, and feet.
  3. When the child suffers from an urgent and constant urge to scratch.
  4. When signs of a local infection appear, including redness, swelling, pain when touching the area, and local heat.
  5. If you know that the cause of the rash is taking a new drug or being bitten by animals.
  6. When one of these symptoms appears: fever, difficulty breathing or wheezing when breathing.

Rash symptoms

The rash can appear anywhere on the body. The rash may be localized or spread throughout the body, as a rash that is widespread throughout the body is often the result of a viral infection or an allergic reaction.

The main symptoms of rashes

The area of ​​the rash is usually warm and sensitive, and symptoms include:

  1. redness.
  2. desire to scratch
  3. Specific swelling and characteristic skin lesions.
  4. Cracks in the skin
  5. skin dryness
  6. Various cutaneous lesions of the skin.
  7. The appearance of crusts in the area of ​​the rash
  8. swollen skin
  9. local temperature
  10. Fluid secretion in the area of ​​the rash

Symptoms of a rash that indicate a medical condition

Additional signs of important medical conditions include:

  1. Excessive sensitivity to touch the affected area.
  2. Noticeable swelling.
  3. fever ;
  4. Arthritis.
  5. shortness of breath.
  6. Pain or a feeling of choking in the throat.
  7. Red streaks spread from the rash area.

Causes and risk factors for rashes

If a relative of the patient suffers from allergies or asthma, this makes the patient more likely to develop a rash. In addition, people who spend a lot of time outdoors in nature are more likely to develop a rash as a result of exposure to irritating plants such as nettle or insect stings.

Common causes of rashes

Common causes of a rash include:

  1. Allergic reaction due to an allergy to animals, an allergy to a variety of medicines, or an allergy to food.
  2. bacterial infection
  3. Side effects of various medications.
  4. Excessive abrasion of the skin as a result of strenuous activity while wearing ill-fitting clothing.
  5. fungal infection;
  6. Parasitic infections such as scabies .
  7. Insect sting.
  8. Constant exposure to heat, moisture, and irritants such as diaper rash.

Diseases that cause rashes

Among the diseases that can cause the appearance of a rash:

  1. Acne: It often appears on the face, neck and back.
  2. Lupus erythematosus: a butterfly-shaped rash on the cheeks and upper nose .
  3. Lyme disease: It is a disease with a characteristic rash, circular in shape, similar to a disc on the target.
  4. Psoriasis: is the infection of certain areas with clear borders covered by scales called plaques.


Skin rash complications

A rash that is not treated may cause the following:

It creates a suitable environment for viral and bacterial infection
It causes open sores that may become infected.

Diagnosis of the rash

The rash may be diagnosed by:

  1. Do a blood test .
  2. A biopsy of the rash was taken and analyzed.
  3. Ask the patient if he is allergic to a particular drug or food.
  4. Examine the shape and appearance of the rash and ask about symptoms associated with it.

Skin rash treatment

The treatment of rashes is adapted to the type of rash and the diagnosis reached. The treatment is carried out as follows:

  1. The rash caused by a viral infection is transient in that it resolves on its own within a few days or weeks without requiring drug therapy.
  2. Anti-itch medicines and aloe vera ointments can be used to relieve itching.
  3. In cases of rash worsened by exposure to cold and dry air, moisturizing creams can be used, and sometimes medical ointments containing steroids should be used.
  4. Addresses the rash caused by inflammation by ointments antibiotics or taking antibiotics by mouth or by anti-fungal.
    If topical ointments fail to treat the rash, a steroid pill is sometimes needed, which can relieve symptoms more effectively.

Prevention of rashes

In order to prevent simple rashes, the following should be followed:

  1. Keeping hands and nails clean.
  2. Avoid exposure to irritants.
  3. Use of safe products that do not cause allergies .
  4. Reducing the phenomenon of itching to prevent secondary infection in the affected area.

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