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Bug bites only on my butt!!
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
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

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