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Insect bites on torso, painful, red, skin around bite sunken, pulled out hair, red streaks on arm

i found 5-6 bites on the side of my torso and they were very very painful. I felt a constant sensation on the side of my body like numbness but my skin was very sensitive to touch. At one point I had severe pain in my arm and some pain in the side of my breast . It eventually went away though I have dark areas where the bites were. All the symptoms disappeared after several weeks. Just 2-3 days ago I felt a painful itching sensation on the inside of arm in the wrist area. I thought it might be exzema flaring up on that arm. It turned out to be another bite. The bite began swelling , was very painful, discharge is clear. The skin around the bite looks as though several layers were destroyed as there is a round slightly sunken area. In the middle of this area is a bulge and is the source of the weeping. The area around the center is very angry and red. I found 5-6 hairs/splinters/something and I pulled them off and after that the pain lessened considerably and the skin began to dry out and looked like it might be healing . Now I think I might have a red streak on my arm. Help.
Asked On : Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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Thanks for writing in.
The symptoms that you have described are suggestive of a poisonous insect,tick or bug bite. This needs to be treated with the following:
a. You would need a course of oral antibiotics to prevent and treat the superadded infection (if any)
b. Dressing the wound would be required
c. Analgesics would help with the pain

The red streak in the arm suggests that an inflammation of the lymphatics. I would suggest you see a physician for the same.

Hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 29 Mar 2012
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