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What kind of bug bite looks similar to a hickey?

What kind of bug bite looks similar to a hickey? Its about the size of a pea, very bright red and obviously irritated..but also has sporatic spots of blood close to the top layer of skin making it look almost like a hickey. Theres no bruising, it only itches..
Wed, 19 Jul 2017
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Peiderus dermatitis which is due to a toxin called piedra secreted by blister beetle. you can apply a steroid antibiotic combination like mometasone with fusidic acid ( Momate F) cream
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