A member asked:

I have 3 bug bites on my elbow and 2 at the top of my shoulder and a painful rash has spread all over the underside of my arm. is this an emergency?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Not sure: need more info such as fever, abscess formation red streaks coming form the lesions

Answered 9/29/2016


Dr. Nayana Trivedi answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

may be not.: Allergic reaction can be treated with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth and Cream. Also apply Cortisone Cream to the area. These will help curb the spread of Rash. Assuming you cleaned and washed the area with soap and water first. If you are having Difficulty in breathing along with spreading of Rash=Emergency, Otherwise you may need to see your doctor if rash keep spreading

Answered 6/30/2014



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