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slightly itchy. Been itchy all...
I got bit by something in my sleep, woke with a bite slightly itchy. Been itchy all day, just tightly all over, having a histamine reaction, face flushed and such. Has not progressed all day. Have many allergies to foods and meds and not sure about insects. Could you experience all over itching with a bug bite? or facial flushing?
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago
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Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

If you have a generalized reaction yes.

And this can be dangerous.

A general reaction usually requires and exam, and usually a steroid not just antihistamines.

OK, let me know if you have more questions.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I had message my regular doctor who said you can have generalized itching with any bite and not to go to ER or urgent care unless I get hives. I have been itchy all day and this happened last night?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

If it does not progress and get worse your doctor is correct.

However, we do not second guess your doctors advice, or determine you care here.

The signs of progression would be shortness of breath, pain, rash getting worse, muscle aches, etc.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok, so far no hives, just a sense of itchiness if that make sense, the bite barely itches. Just face been slightly flushed all day and feel itchy. Can that be normal with a bug bite?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

As you doctor told you, yes.

And as I told you above, yes.

It is a generalized reaction.

If it is not getting better, then a concern.

If it gradually gets better, OK.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I mean can a bug bite or spider bite causes a general histamine response? Like itchy feeling and face flushing?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

Yes. AS I said.

It can, and this is a more serious reaction.

Often treated with a short of steroid, or steroids taper.

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Come back for a follow up if needed,.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
unlike my doctor you feel itchiness and facial flushing is not normal and may need steroids? Sorry I am confused a bit. So you would advise going to urgent care and don't think this is normal reaction to a bite of any kind?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

No. I do not advise anything in your case, one way or the other.

I said that these reactions often need a steroid to clear up fast, rather than simply an anti histamine. But, sometimes they clear up without anything, or with simply an antihistamine.

Your doctor knows you, we do not. We do not treat or diagnose.

We only answer questions.

Can an insect bit do this yes.

These reactions are more serious than the bite alone.

If the reaction has not harmed you over an entire day, it is not likely to progress, but can in some cases.

That is the whole answer, but the treatment is between you and your doctor, who knows you and your case.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry I thought you said at 1st could be normal and only need to go in if it progresses, then you said a serious reaction that needs a steroid taper.
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

Sorry , you are misunderstanding.

Please read my last answer, it explains this exactly.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
you are saying, unlikely to progress, if it does not get better or gets worse, seek medical help? and this can happen with a bug bite, but can be more serious?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

Yes.

Correct.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
just to clarify, this can happen in a reaction to a bug bite, as a normal reaction, meaning it is part of the reaction to the bite?
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

As I have said several times, yes.

Please click a 5 rating at this point/.

We can only offer this service with good ratings, as this is how we are credited and paid.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Sorry, I am just worried. I have had serious reactions before. Just wanted to be sure I am clear on the fact that this can be part of what occurs with a bite.
Dermatologist: DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath replied 11 months ago

So hopefully you are now clear.

it can.

Good luck.

I still have not seen a rating. Please do that now, then feel free to do a follow up.

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