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A 37-year-old female asked:

I am in colombia south america and got bitten it was red and hot now i have a small lump under my skin it does not hurt should i get it checked?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Definitely see doc: Tropics harbor many insect-borne infections such as malaria, yellow fever (mosquitos) and chagas ds (transmitted by blood-sucking kissing bugs). Early diagnosis & treatment are important.
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Dr. Peter Lio
Dermatology 22 years experience
Yes: There are several possibilites, but myiasis is a possibility given that you are in colombia. This is when the larva of a fly is growing in your skin. You should have this checked to be sure it is not this or anything worrisome.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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