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I was outside mowing the lawn around 4pm and was attacked by bugs like mosquitoes. I was completely covered in itchy welts. I noticed one bite on my arm that was red, but not welting up like the mosquito bites. it looked like two puncture wounds.

I did not see a bat, but there were a lot bugs swarming me, and it was later afternoon. Could I have been bitten without knowing it? Does this look like a bat bite, or just coincidental mosquito bites?

RickMD :

Hi. My name isXXXXX completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

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I've reviewed your picture.

RickMD :

I bet it is just a couple of mosquito bites close together.

Customer:

That's what I was hoping. They never welted up like the other ones... and I know bats eat mosquitoes and I was worried one may have bitten me when I wasn't looking as it dove for a bug.

RickMD :

In any event, there is no way you would miss being bit by a bat, even if there were bats in your area that would even want to bite a human.

RickMD :

So. The take home message? Don't worry.

Customer:

That's what I thought, but I figured I should ask. They just looked different from the other bites. Thanks so much!

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