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Bug Bite/Sting?

I just got bitten or stung by something, I have no clue what it was. It's not itchy but my whole arm is throbbing.

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November 28, 20200 found this helpful

It could be a mosquito. Try putting baking soda on it to relieve the itch.

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This can happen if you have bitten by a spider or even a wasp. Wasps are fast and a lot of time you don't see them coming when you are stung. To stop the swelling use some apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball and place this on the bite. It will reduce the swelling and take the throbbing out of your arm. We have a lot of wasps here in the topics and at certain times of the year, they make their nest which you don't always see. I have been bitten a number of times by wasp and what you are describing is what happens to me. I immediately put apple cider vinegar on the sting to reduce the swelling and take away the pain. Wasp bits hurt and they sure do sting but they don't itch as you have indicated.

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You say it is not itching but did not say if you were bitten inside or outside so this could be a number of different bug bites.
Mosquito bites usually itch right away but it's possible you have a spider bite since your arm is throbbing.
In any case, you need something to draw out the poison so it will not get infected.
Clean the area with soap and rinse well.
Try an ice pack first - ice cubes in a cloth will work - just move it around the area.
You can use a paste of baking soda/water and cover it with a cloth so you can hold it on the bite or wrap it with a long rag. Leave it on for 30 if possible and you can do this several times a day.
Any kind of vinegar is also good - dip a cloth in vinegar and hold on bite area.
Some people apply honey and cover with a large band-aid or just leave uncovered. apply often.
Calamine Lotion is good for most bug bites.
Cortisone is also frequently used for bites.

Epsom Salt is good - add salt to hot water and apply warm water/salt to bite - leave for 30 minutes.
There are other solutions but if this does not ease off and redness does not go away you probably should make a trip to a drug store and speak with a pharmacist to see what they recommend.
They should be able to tell you if you need to go to the emergency room or a one stop medial.

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For bug bites and stings, many things will help with pain, swelling and itch. Ice the area first for about 10 minutes. Then try a baking soda paste (baking soda and a tiny bit of water), or a cotton ball soaked with vinegar OR ammonia, or cortizone cream, or caladryl lotion applied to the area. One of these will most likely work for you, even if you have to repeat several times a day for a few days. Just watch the area for spreading redness or swelling. If after a couple of days, it hasn't started to feel better, PLEASE see your doctor, as you could be having an allergic reaction !!! Also, see your doctor or urgent care center immediately if your arm begins to swell rapidly, you have trouble breathing, feel dizzy, or have any other abnormal symptoms !!!!!!! Good luck and feel better soon.

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Unfortunately without more information it's difficult to tell. Please see a doctor if any of these symptoms occur: chest pain, trouble breathing, fever, vomiting, red circles appear around the bite, or it begins to ooze liquid. For now, try a cool compress on the bite and keep your arm elevated.

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Please call your doctor. It doesn't look like a bite, it looks like the start of a cellulitis situation. Better safe than sorry. Prayers for healing.

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See if there is any stinger to remove. Wash your bite area with soap and water. Apply cool compress. Apply hydrocortisone cream if you have. I also like to gently put a bandaid over so I don't itch.

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November 29, 20200 found this helpful

Looks to be Mosquito bites, the signs include, -A puffy, white and reddish bump that appears a few minutes after the bite . - A hard itchy, reddish -brown bump, or multiple bumps, appearing a day or so after the bite or bites. - Small blisters instead of hard bumps. - Dark spots that look like bruises. Sometimes they can lead to infections , there are natural and over the counter products you can purchase to use tfor relief of itch and pain. If to severe see a doctor.

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