• question-icon

    What causes insect bite like spots on the body?

default
Posted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I asked a question a few days ago about some spots on my 5 year old. there are a few more spots now. We went to a clinic and were given an antibiotic. Any idea what this could be? Doctor said bug bites, but i am confused because she had some before the trip and more developed since.

doctor
Answered by Dr. Eric Goldstein 49 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Spots

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question and looked at the attached pictures.
It is difficult to say what these may have started as. the most likely diagnosis is that they started as bites. Currently, they do look like mild skin infections. This sounds worse than it is. What happens is the bites cause a breakage of the skin, like an abrasion would. Once the skin is broken, bacteria are able to get in and cause infection. Antibiotic treatment, like what was prescribed in this case, is completely appropriate and will cure it.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Eric Goldstein

Pediatrician

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 1303 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

200 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Eric Goldstein
  • Q - What causes excessive screaming in a child?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for abdominal pain and nausea

  • Q - What causes continous head bobbing of a 8 month old?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for dog bite and pain

  • Q - Suggest treatmemt for diaper rash

  • Q - What would be the effect of undiagnosed childhood voluntary chronic...

  • Q - Suggest treatment for loss of appetite and weight loss

  • Q - What causes imbalance in a child?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for insect bite in an infant

  • Q - Suggest treatment for long hair stuck in rectum

backtotop2