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Red bug bite with white ring around it

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
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. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Possible: Insect bites are possible but need to make sure it is not ringworm. Your description fits ringworm well. It is a highly contagious fungal infection of... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
You may: be developing an infection/cellulitis, so you should probably have it evaluated.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Please see: This may be a tick bite. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Skin infection: The bump you describe is likely an abscess, an infection caused once the skin barrier was compromised from the insect bite. It should be evaluated by... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
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
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
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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