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A 18-year-old female asked:

I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. swollen and red. should i be alarmed?

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2017

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