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What causes small bug bites and itching sensation all over body?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: Hello-

I just traveled back from st. Maarten.

On my 2nd to last day and last day I noticed these small bug bites ... Not thinking much of it moved on with life. Went to the beach then went to airport to catch plane.

On airplane back I was uncontrollably itchy. Next day I noticed these burn like scratches on back?! And I feel like new bites keep appearing even though I am in my clean beautiful home in California. Thought strange I had a nurse friend look at my back and she said it looked like friction burns.

Now I have a knot like lump on my left side of tailbone the hurts to the touch. I just noticed it. I def didn't hit it anywhere that I recall.

Help. What can this be?

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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the query.
Probably you have developed insect bite hypersensitivity.
In such cases hypersensitivity to a single bite can cause reaction all over body.
I treat such cases with oral steroids.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a proper diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query. Probably you have developed insect bite hypersensitivity. In such cases hypersensitivity to a single bite can cause reaction all over body. I treat such cases with oral steroids. If possible upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in giving a proper diagnosis. Waiting for your response. Let me know if you have any other doubts. Thank you