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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Pus or Abscess?: Until your doctor examines you this 'bite' should be considered a potential staph infection. It is an urgent problem if there is pus or abscess in the ... Read More

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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Infected Bite: the area is now infected. Don't pop the area of pus. Take him in to be seen today so treatment can be started for Cellulitus and possibly an abscess ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Florence Nwofor
Specializes in Pediatrics
Infected bite: If you have worsening local irritation days after an insect with pus collection chances are that the bite has become infected. The local reaction may ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Please upload photo: of this rash: not enough photo documentation.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
You may: be developing an infection/cellulitis, so you should probably have it evaluated.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Please see: This may be a tick bite. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
It's hard to tell : Unless u saw the offending agent itself. Can be from anything- spider , ant, scorpion , tick etc. Follow up with your Dr if the area gets redder and b ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Possible infection: The fact this is hot to touch is concerning to me. Any time a bite breaks the skin, the staph and strep that colonize our skin can set up a little sk ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
26 years experience Dermatology
Hydrocortisone: You can use Hydrocortisone to reduce the inflammation and itching. Keep the wound clean so it doesn't become infected. See your doctor if you don't ge ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Variable: As long as the swelling does not represent an abscess, the redness should resolve within 7-10 days. Avoid scratching it. Keep it clean and apply a 1% ... Read More
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