A 23-year-old female asked:
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should i be worried about a dark mark left on the inside of my ankle after a wasp sting i got about 3 weeks ago?

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Dr. Vance Harris
37 years experience Family Medicine
Don't worry.: Any time you have damage to the skin you may be left with an area of darker pigmentation or sometimes even lighter pigmentation. A bite from a wasp will trigger significant inflammation at the site and may give you a dark spot that will gradually fade with time. Not to worry. This is called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
No: More than likely this will fade with time. If it persists for more than 3 months, i would suggest medical consultation. There are creams or laser that can help but i would wait 3 months.
Answered on Sep 12, 2017
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