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Small fang marks on back of arm near arm pit, itching, turned to red scaley itchy rash. What could be this?

hi , a Few days back i fell asleep in the basement of my house & when i woke up i had what looked like a spider bite on the back of my arm near my arm pit it had two small fang marks in it (or at least thats what it looked like). it itched really bad & now it has tunred into a palm sized red scaley itchy rash. what could this be ? and what should i do about it
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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From what you have told me, it looks like an insect bite and you are having a reaction to it. Not to worry. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible and get it checked out. The doctor will examine you to see if it is actually an insect bite or there is some other cause for your symptoms. And also prescribe the appropriate treatment.
As for rash, right now what you can do is first do not scratch. It will aggravate your problem. Do not apply irritants like dettol/savlon/turmeric/curd/irritant creams/powders etc. Keep the area clean and cry. Take a cold bath, avoid hot water as it can increase the itching. You can apply a mild non irritant like petroleum jelly or some other soothing mild lotion.
Do consult a dermatologist at the earliest
Take care
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