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A female asked:

Insect bite near ankle area around including near ankle and top part of foot has swollen up bit of a rash quite itchy now there is a dark red purple area around bite what do i do to treat it please?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
See a doctor: Put ice on it till you get to the doctor and take an antihistamine like benedryl. You possibly need oral antibiotics. Elevate the foot as much as possible. Tetanus immunization should also be reviewed.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Couple of things: Try Hydrocortisone cream and using ice to it for 20 min.. If it does not resolve see a doctor.
Last updated Feb 6, 2019

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