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Have a bite mark raised in middle surrounded by red. Could it be due to scratching hard?

My granddaughter has what appears to be a welt/bite. It is white in the middle raised surrounded by red. When looking at the white center, it appears to change color from white to red. Could this be caused by her scratching it so hard? What kind of bite could this come from? I dabbed the area with rubbing alcohol on a cotton ball and will be monitoring it. Thank you.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Such target lesions are characteristic of household insect bites like that of ant, bugs or other blood sucking insects. If by wasp or bee will be strongly painful with local edema so ca not be missed.
The white center is the bite mark- the eschar, and the surrounding is the hypersensitivity respnse and inflammation as a result of bite.
If size continues to increase then she may need Inj Tetanus, antibiotics and pain killers.
Otherwise the problem resoves within 3 to4 day.
Do not apply alcohol or spirit or other creams, just keep it dry.
Take Care!
Answered: Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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