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Hard, red bites on the the torso, upper thigh, stomach. What could it be?

Hi...I have a question about some bug bites that 3 out of my 5 family members have gotten. They were all in the torso or upper thigh region. My husband got 2, one on his hip, and one on upper daughter got one on her stomach and one on her upper thigh, and I got one on my hip. They are kind of hard and are very red. I can not seem to come up with what it would be from. Any help would be great! Thank you! Michelle
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi Michelle,
Thanks for writing to us.
These lesions could be bug bites, mosquito bites or boils.
Boils are usually tender and develop pus point later while bug or mosquito bites are itchy and red.
If these are boils use an antibiotic cream twice in a day. If these are bug bites or mosquito mites, steroids would help.
Please meet a doctor nearby to get the diagnosis confirmed and for appropriate treatment
Take care
Answered: Mon, 30 Sep 2013
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