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what to do for a bug bite that swells

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
20 years experience Pediatrics
Several things: It sounds like you may have had a local allergic reaction to an insect bite. For the itching, you can take an antihistamine (Benadryl, Claritin, (lor ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rahil Malik
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Cold compress: Cold compress for the swelling. Ibuprofen for the pain inflammation. If it appears infected, see a physician.
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Dr. Tarun Jain
24 years experience Fertility Medicine
May be an: Allergic reaction. Take Benadryl and see your doctor.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
See your: doctor for management that may include use of antibiotics with or without incision and drainage. Suspect Hidradenitis
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Doctor Visit: May have folliculitis that has turned into a carbuncle. Can't say without seeing it. Usually needs antibiotics and incision and drainage. Waiting wil ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
That sounds like a: Possible infection. If one of your legs has become hot, red & swollen you need to have this evaluated. You could have cellulitis.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
37 years experience Dermatology
May be infected: Since it is red and tender, it may be infected. Any bite can get secondarily infected. I recommend warm water compresses followed by topical antibio ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: While it is extremely difficult to diagnose a rash on the internet without being able to actually see it, i would be very suspicious for impetigo, whi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Infection?: It might have gotten infected, have the doctor check it out
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Not all bumps equal: It depends on how they look are they raised, flat and red? Or are they like tiny blisters on a red base? The former suggest allergy, the latter bug bi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Spider?: You likely have a spider bite which tends to get infected and often require antibiotic or even drainage. Contact your doctor,

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