Suggest treatment for itching and redness on the body after an insect bite
i was in the grass and we have deer in our area. I thought it was a spider bite since i have one lsat year and it went away after the neosporin. It had a large red circle but had crusty center and was like the pictire of a spider bite that I saw on web md. Did not see a tick.
Possible tick bite
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You were out in the grass and had a bite by some insect that caused a red area and then flu like symptoms. This could be a tick bite but it could be any type of insect bite including spider or mosquito. Since you developed a red area and fever I would assume it maybe a tick bite. I would recommend that you go to your medical provider and have testing for possible Tick borne diseases like Lyme or Rocky Mountain Spotted fever. It is better to error on the side of caution then waiting and have long term problems especially with untreated Lyme disease.
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Usual spider bites are only local affecting unless is was a black widow or a brown recluse spider. These bites will be very different that what you are currently experiencing. A Black widow spider bite is a neurotoxin and can cause seizures and other neurological symptoms. The brown recluse spider bites are hematological in nature and will cause low platelet counts which deal with blood clotting. Most any other spider bite may just cause local skin reaction and nothing systemically. With your history you would not have been in any areas that you would find black widow or Brown recluse spiders. These spiders are very isolated and hide in dark areas and not found in grass or fields.
If the rash develops blisters then you may have shingles. If they do then see your medical provider again is there is medication to take for shingles to help reduce the risk for severe pain after the shingles and to help with the shingles pain. If you submit an image of the rash I maybe able to help better classify you rash
Yes I would recommend using DEET spray to help prevent mosquito and tick bites
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