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bug bite on ankle. hurts, itches, swollen and bruised. about an inch from the bite is a cluster of liquid filled blisters. what could it be ?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
48 years experience Podiatry
Inflammation or cell: Inflammatory reaction or cellulitis. If red streaks are moving up your leg it is usually cellulitis and will necessitate an antibiotic. If localize a steroid cream or Hydrocortisone cream may due the trick.
Answered on Mar 3, 2016
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Agreed. MRSA, infections an mimic bug bites, so if no improvement be aware.
Mar 9, 2013
Dr. Steven Bernstein
32 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Insect bite: Could be an ant or spider bite.
Answered on Sep 26, 2015
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