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insect bite left hard lump

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Normal-No.Common-yes: Sounds like you have what is known as an insect bite granuloma. When a mosquito bites, for instance, the bug "vomits" into the skin--releasing a chemi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Be checked: I am not sure when the bite occurred but if has been several days and it is painful to touch and swollen, you may have formed an abscess which may req ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Get checked: When it hurts, an infection may be present. See your doctor if the problem persists for more than 2-3 days or is getting worse.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
It is likely.....: ....Infected, probably from scratching it. See your doctor about this for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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A female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Can't guess: without more information. Best bet would be to ask around in your location as to which insect bites cause very large swellings. You my also be aller ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Painful lump: Consult your gynecologist to make sure you dont have an infection.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
INSECT BITE: It can be infected and turned to a hard lump under the skin. Check with your md if it needs incision or antibiotic.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Infection>: I am not concerned about the bites being infected when they become sore. Allergy pill would not work. See your doctor to find out if an antibiotic ma ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samantha Maplethorpe
22 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Best to see your doctor. Insect bites can be a sign of staph infection and if near the joint can be serious
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Too nonspecific: The description provided is too nonspecific to be diagnostic. If the blotch of redness persists or worsens, have your physician examine it. It could b ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Have it checked: "might" be a fungal infection, but could be many other things--should have your dr or an urgent care visit or dermatology consult to look at it & reco ... Read More
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