Back in late September of 2007, what I thought was a mosquito bit me on my outer right calf. It looked like a fairly typical bug bite. It was itchier than a usual bite, but I've had allergies and wicked sensitive skin forever and I'm very good at not scratching things, so I was able to leave it alone. Several days later, all signs of it were gone.
A couple months later, the same spot starting itching again, but so badly that I couldn't ignore it. There were three tiny but firm bumps within a quarter-sized, welt-like area of scaly skin (my skin was soft and smooth everywhere else - no rashes, no itches). I tried to keep the area moisturized and used some hydrocortisone cream, but it didn't do anything, so I just sucked it up and ignored it. It went away on its own in about a week - just like the first time, you couldn't tell any difference in the area from the rest of the skin. It looked completely normal again.
But the stupid thing keeps coming back. Sometimes it comes back after a couple of weeks; once it disappeared for three months - it's not regular at all. I've experienced it about 15 times since it first occurred. I'm starting to get nervous about it. I've had several health issues (lethargy, chronic pain, weakness, worsening depression) since I got to Korea (which was about a month before the initial bite) and, until lately, I'd just ascribed them to my body and mind not getting along with this country. Now, thanks to the paranoia-inducing wealth of information on the internet, I'm thinking the bite had something to do with it?
Tell me; is it normal for a bite's effects to come and go like this over the course of almost two years, or should I stop conflating this with my other health issues? Thanks!!
It is uncommon for an insect bite to show at the same place again and again and that too for two years.Take some antihistaminics like benadryl or Claritin and apply calamine lotion on the itchy welt.If the symptoms are severe,then pls apply some mild steroid cream like dermacort and get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
It sounds a lot like a bite i got about a year ago..it keeps coming back in the same spot little tiny blister like spots of clear puss come out. I wonder what in the world bit me and is there some thing left in this insect bite.A day or so after i was bitten i killed two of the ugliest spiders in my basement big blackish brown and i swear they ran a 100 miles an hour.
Approx 8 or 9 years ago I was bitten on the knee whilst sitting on someone's sofa. No sign of the aggressor but the bite produced a loud "ouch" from me at the time and became extremely itchy intermittently afterwards.
Approximately a year later almost exactly the same thing happened again on the same sofa. I no longer sit on that sofa but the itches from both bites periodically "kick in" and drive me mad. I can go for months without itching then suffer from several weeks of itching. I regularly take antihistamine tablets for another condition and these seem to have had little affect.
I am extremely puzzled by all of this and especially after such a long time am somewhat suspicous that I could be hosting some parasites that appear to have taken a liking to me but have long overstayed their welcome.
It is going on 18 years since I was bitten while walking through weeds to and from fishing spots. I too get a recurring itch in the exact same location each time. There is no pain, no redness, no lumps and no discharge of any kind, it just itches. It goes away on it's own and comes back when it feels like it. Sometimes after being gone for weeks, sometimes months, even over a year. I shower daily, I don't get dry skin or have skin conditions, I have no allergies or other illnesses. I seldom even catch a cold. It started itching tonight after being gone for over a year. I asked 2 different doctors about it. They look at me like I'm full of it, then just ignore what I said. In other words they don't have a clue!
i have the same problem has been going on for 6 months now. Something bit me on my foot, don't know what it was. I get a rash travelling down foot then it goes away with the use of 2 different creams different doctors gave me, then it re-occurs in the same spot. No one has a clue!!!!!!
I have the same thing and usualy heat triggers it but now i have has anisthetic and its come up for an hour completelty gone and come up agin in seconds as i was telling my friend on the pone and nothing was there and now its red and the same place. Its like a red circe that icthes so odd!
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