A female asked:
hi, i have a scratch on the back of my shoulder next to my neck. i don't know how it could be a scratch so could it be some kind of bug bite?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Katharine Cox answered
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Bites: Bug bites generally don't look like a scratch. They are usually circular, raised and either painful or itchy. If you are in doubt send a picture here or to your doctor. Keep it clean and apply polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). Make sure you are up to date on your tetanus booster. All the best.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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