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I think i got bit by mosquito on my foot 4 times and it swelled up the next day, should i go see a doctor or can i simply sleep it off?

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As long as the bites: do not get infected, You should be okay. Get some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if it itches BUT DO NOT SCRATCH the bite sites, or you will cause an infection. See your PCP if you get fever, redness, if the foot becomes warm to touch, etc. Keep the area clean. Good Luck and Happy Holidays.

Answered 12/27/2014

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Rec: Take an anti inflammatory (NSAID), like ibuprofen, keep foot clean to avoid possible infection, ice also helps with inflammation. Keep an eye on it and check for redness pattern. If increasing could mean possible infection and need for abx. Hopefully nsaids and time take care of it. Most likely IMO L8rz

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