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Rashes and 

Insect Bites



There are many types of rashes. Common types include:

Heat rash – Heat Rash happens when sweat is trapped under the skin. The rashes often occur in the skin folds where there is a lot of friction with clothing such as groins and armpits. The symptoms include small blisters and itchiness, which will normally clear on their own. 

Poison Ivy Rash  – An allergic reaction to the plant’s resin, a poison ivy rash is manifested by itchy, red, swollen blisters which appear 12 to 48 hours after direct contact with the plant. The symptoms can last for up to three weeks. 

If you have a rash, visit your nearest ModernMD clinic for medical attention if:

  • You are experiencing uncomfortable itchiness
  • The rash does not improve or continues to spread to other areas of the body
  • The rashes are accompanied by pain, swelling, or pus discharge
  • The rashes are affecting your mouth, eyes, or genitals

Insect Bites

When you get bitten by bugs or insects, your body may produce small, red, itchy bumps. The tissue around the lump is sometimes inflamed.

In the U.S. the following are the most common biting insects:

  • Bedbugs
  • Mosquitoes
  • ticks
  • Fleas
  • Flies
  • Gnats
  • Midges
  • Sand flies (in some areas)

Most bug bites go away on their own after a few days, although for some, the symptoms may last for months. Visit a ModernMD clinic near you if:

  • You develop fever and chills
  • There is pus in or around the bumps
  • You get a rash as well
  • You have swollen glands
  • There is more pain and swelling in the area
  • You have multiple bites and cannot identify the cause
  • You have recurring bites and can’t identify the cause 

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