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Bug bite with pus

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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. T ... Read More
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be seen: If sounds like your 'bug bite' has become infected. It primarily needs to be drained and you may also require antibiotics. Go to an urgent care or the ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor for meds: It there is a weaping wound, there is a chance of an infection. You should talk with your doctor to see if an antibiotic would be needed.
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ferro
26 years experience Urgent Care
Thanks for asking!: Go to a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment!
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Pus = infection. Painful redness = infection. Both indicate infection that's not going away on its own. In other words, it's time for you to go see yo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
6 years experience Pediatrics
May be infected: Insect bites can become infected and develop into abscesses. If possible a doctor should evaluate it and decide if antibiotics are necessary.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It you only have one: Lesion, doubt this is from a bed bug. A single female can lay 400 eggs. They multiple rapidly. Yes, they are the gift that keeps on giving. They come ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Pityriasis Rosea?: Do you recall where the rash started? Pityriasis Rosea is characterized by a symmetrical rash that usually begins with a "herald patch." The herald ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This is likely an infection which requires prompt attention especially when it is so close to your eye.

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