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Shingles : If painful this might be shingles see MD were always on the lookout for it.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the ... Read More
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bites: The blisters needs to be open. May try otc oral antihistamine and topical steroid cream. Look for sgsn of infection. If no improvement ned to see your ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
? Impetigo: What you describe sounds suspicious for impetigo, a strep infection of your skin. You can have a tiny break in your skin that you were not even aware ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
You can use cool: compresses at the beginning, then switch to warm compresses later in the day. An oral antihistamine would help the most. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) te ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Apply ice: Try applying ice. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may also help.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Some can. This is called an arthus reaction and represents the release of chemicals into the local blood vessels that trigger swelling.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: If there is no trauma or insect bite, you need to ask your doctor to take a look at it since the area involved is sizable.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: You can ice the area or use a cool pack. You can elevate th hand above the level of the heart. You can try an antihistamine if you beleive this is a ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites.

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