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What kind of illness or insect could cause small insect bites to blister on the bite site? After being bitten a blister appears on the skin at the site of the bite after a couple of days, followed by new blisters forming around this bite site a further few days later. Skin appears red and site is painful, blisters are about 1cm in diameter and half a cm in height, newly formed blisters appear much smaller. This insect bite would have been contracted in a central American country such as Guatemala.


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replied August 25th, 2015
Insect Bites Answer A53598
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Any Dermatological conditions cannot be diagnosed without a proper medical history and physical examination.

Most Insect bites will result in varying grade of inflammatory reaction which can result in symptoms like pain, redness, mild swelling and itching.

In addition, inflammatory response of the body, which varies from person to person, changes the appearance of the bites.

Hence diagnosing the causative insect will not be easy without examining the wound.

In addition other possible conditions that can present as vesicles and blisters including - atopic or contact dermatitis, folliculitis, pemphigus disorders, trauma related, etc.

It would be recommended that you consult a dermatologist who can provide you proper medical advice.

But in the mean time, You can take some NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Benadryl for a few days to allow the inflammation and itching to reduce.

I hope this helps.


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