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Insect bite lesion - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Good afternoon
User :   Good Afternoon
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   well
User :   i have been observing some changes on my skin lately
User :   specifically on the forearms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it looks like a pimple and it becomes Red in colour for few hours
User :   and later fades
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it exactly looks like chicken pox
User :   when it fades
User :   the marks doesn't seem to fade
User :   i have observed this since 2-3 weeks
User :   earlier i never had any of these marks
User :   any suggestion?
User :   i do regular work outs..i mean gym
User :   i do drink a lot of water too
Doctor :   Do you have itching, burning sensation associated with the symptoms?
User :   some times itching only very rare
User :   no burning as such
Doctor :   Do you still have those lesions now?
User :   yeah
User :   and i can also see some are planning to come in future
User :   they r like to tiny but u can see them
Doctor :   Can you describe how big the lesions are?
User :   ok
User :   am sure u have given injections to patients
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   after you Jab them the particular place becomes like a small tiny red pimple like
User :   that is the size of the lesions
Doctor :   Are these lesions multiple?
Doctor :   * Do you have similar lesions in the body apart form the fore arm?
User :   yes
User :   currently i have more then 15
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you running fever?
Doctor :   Can you specify the locations where you have the lesions apart from the forearm?
User :   mostly on the forearm..i kind of feel tired most of the time
User :   i dnt get sleep properly
User :   i hardly sleep for like 4 hrs
User :   lesions are only on my forearms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and no where else
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems?
User :   no diabetes
User :   i have never checked my BP
Doctor :   Ok
User :   thyroid i had it operated when i was a kid
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   From this far without physical examination, I cannot predict what exactly the cause may be, however based on your description,
Doctor :   I can think of the following possibilities
Doctor :   1. It could be an insect bite lesion
Doctor :   2. If you were on any medications recently
Doctor :   they could be reactions to the medications leading to drug eruptions
Doctor :   3. Acne - pimple
Doctor :   These are the 3 conditions can produce similar lesions
Doctor :   You will need to consult a dermatologist for physical examination
Doctor :   to determine the cause.
Doctor :   In the mean time
Doctor :   you can use calamine lotions applied on the affected part
Doctor :   2. While sleeping, avoid using short sleeve shirts or teashirts
Doctor :   Instead a full sleeve clothings are better
Doctor :   3. Avoid touching the lesions with barefingers to prevent infections
Doctor :   These few measures should help in preventing the lesions.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
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