Long Lasting Bug Bites?

Have had a few bug bites on my forearm for about 3 weeks now, spoke to my pharmacist and he said it’s fine providing they’re not itchy, spreading or causing any problems.
The bites are very small in size

Usually when I get spots/bites they last a few days, not weeks.

Has anybody else had long lasting bug bites ?

I’d listen to the pharmacist, they’re trained to know when something is to be looked further in to or isn’t a problem.

Have a read of https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/insect-bites-and-stings/ if you’re worried. It says to call 111 but you’ll be speaking to someone with the same sort of training as a pharmacist really. If it’s not itchy or bothering you, I woudn’t worry.

I’ve had bites that stick around for a while.


Thanks dude.
My other concern is if it’s a bed bug bite, they are supposed to be right buggers to get out of your bed.

I live very hygienically ( shower daily, change bed sheets every 10 days, wear clean clothes ) So don’t see how i’m getting bites unless its a spider or something.

Bed bugs tend to leave multiple bites, and your pharmacist would likely have known whether or not it was a bed bug.

I think you should have categorised your question under Bug reports!

@Venomx, no malice intended - I just couldn’t resist the pun! Sorry to hear about your troubles. I hope you figure out what it is.


If you’re concerned you should go and see your GP.

As with your last topic you shouldn’t be asking for medical advice on the internet :slight_smile:

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I’m not asking for medical advice Im asking to see if anybody else has had bug bites lasting a few weeks :smiley:

If you want to know if other people have had bug bites for a few weeks you must be concerned about yours.

If that’s the case then you need to see a GP not look for reassurance on here.

If that’s not the case then I apologise for the confusion but that’s how your comments read :slight_smile:

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The last time I got bitten by a bug my arm fell off.


Yeah. Turned out I had malaria.