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Suggest remedies for small itchy bites on thighs and upper arms

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

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Posted on Mon, 19 Sep 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Thanks -- I have bites on my thighs that are very itchy and leave a bruise. Also get smaller bites on my upper arms -- very itchy, but do not leave a bruise. I do not believe these are mosquito bites -- the bites on my legs are raised, somewhat weepy, and again leave a bruise. What do you think is attacking me. I am terrified I may have brought bedbugs into my home --- yuck!!
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
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Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. I would request you to upload an image of the affected areas so that it would be easier for me to discern what they could be.

Irrespective of what it is due to, I would insist you to take some antiallergic like cetirizine once daily for the next few days. Also apply some emollient or moisturizer like calamine lotion or aloe vera lotion topically. I hope these will provide some relief.

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