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A 29-year-old female asked:

How long until redness of large local reaction from bug bite fades after swelling is gone?

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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% hydrocortisone cream. If the area becomes painful or hot or is enlarging in size think of infection and see your doctor about an antibiotic or drainage.

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Last updated May 4, 2019

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