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if u have a 20 cm large local reaction to mosquito or ant bite,do u need a cortisone injection?what is the danger in not taking the injection?

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Dr. William Schmidt
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Will take a bit long: Thats is a heavy reaction which will go away but medrol (methylprednisolone) will help it faster IM
Answered on Oct 11, 2014
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No danger: Best for exaggerated reaction is potent prescription steroid. Also note that a single oral dose of prednisone is as effective as injection. How do you know it is an insect sting rather than something else???? Obviously you did not witness an attack. Best approach is to see a dermatologist.
Answered on Jul 30, 2018

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