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Are red and inflamed bumps on the legs indicative of blood blisters?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Fri, 9 Nov 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have 4-5 small, red, raised bumps on my legs. they are in a straight line and are a little sensitive to touch. they might be blood blisters but I'm not sure. they all appeared this morning.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Insect bite reaction, topical steroid & antibiotic, antihistaminic

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed the attached photographs and they seem to be insect bite hypersensitivity reaction.

If I was your treating doctor I would recommend you to apply topical steroid and antibiotic-like cortisone cream and Neosporin ointment on the affected areas twice daily for 5-7 days.

If they are associated with any irritation take antihistaminic like tablet Cetirizine. This will resolve them.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 15 minutes later
Thank you for responding so quickly to my question. I do not think it is a bug bite. Another red bump has appeared over the last hour or so. Even if I don't think it's a bug bite, would using what you recommended still help it?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

You can start with what I have recommended.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Even if it is not a bug bite it still looks like a hypersensitivity reaction to the bite or crawling of an insect.

You can start with what I have recommended as it will help you.
All the best.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.



Brief Answer:

Welcome

Detailed Answer:

Welcome!!

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 13 minutes later
Okay, thank you for your help. I appreciate it!
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