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Had a bruise. Looks like s sting. Bee sting or tick bite? How do I know?

We went apple picking earlier today. When we came home and showered our son, I oticed what looked like a bruise but had a white spot in the middles - the center looks like an insect sting but around it looks like a bruise. There were a lot of bees there somight be a be sting. When we touch it or apply pressure he says it doesn t hurt and hasn t once complained of pain or discomfort. He was wearing pants and a long sleeve shirt. What should we do if anything- could it be a bee sting or possibly a tick bite? Thanks,
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Hi painless bruise like spots on the legs is usually tick bite.usually bee stings are very painful and large swelling on the stingged part along with pain occurs.usually when bee sting bites there will be parts of bee embedded in the skin whereas in case of tick bites u only see bite marks as bruises.bee bites are usually in the ecposed areas whereas tick bites can be can be treated a oral antibiotic.antihistamine and topical diprovate-g ointment
Answered: Fri, 6 Sep 2013
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