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Itchy reddish skin after going to the beach. Due to bug bites?

I went to the beach a few weeks ago out in florida. I came home with really itchy skin. Ill scratch all hours of the day. But sometimes it s unbearable. I have like little red bumps Wherever I scratch. Yesterday while bathing I realize I have 1 on my crotch near my vagina lip. The more I think about the more paranoid I get. The last time I got tested was about a month and a half ago and I haven t slept with anybody since then. I read a article saying they could be bug bites from the beach, but it wouldn t last this long would it!? I really want to know what s going on I m scared only 20 years old.
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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Hi thanks for your question
You have developed itching following visit to a beach, few weeks ago.
The itching is still persistent and leads to bump formation, on itching
You think it is due to bug bite
You may be right, it could be due to bug bite.
Bump formation after itching is normal, as this due to histamine release.
Have you taken any treatment for itching, I presume no.
Take antihistamine and short course of antibiotic ( since we presume this is bug bite of few weeks duration).
Hope fully you symptoms will subside in a week time.
Consultation with a physician is encouraged.
There are negligible chances that it could be a STD(sexually transmitted disease).
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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