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Bug bites only on my butt!!
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An_253918 posted:
Hi there! I recently moved to the Caribbean and in the past 4 days I've received a lot of bites but only on my butt and nowhere else. They itch when I wake up and seem to be biting around my crack for the most part PLEASE HELP!!! I've searched my bed numerous times and can't find a single bug anywhere
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Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
Dear An,

You may be experiencing an arthropod hypersensitivity reaction- this occurs when the skin becomes very inflamed and makes bug-bite like reactions even in areas where you are not bitten.

You may need to see your doctor or dermatologist for a prescription steroid cream to help reduce the itching and the body's inflammatory state.

I hope that helps Have fun in the Caribbean!
Dr. Mohiba Tareen
Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
www.TareenDermatology.com


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