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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. Fred Birnbaum answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Assuming it is definitely a bug bite, this is probably more bites or reaction to any venom injected by the insect. See your pcp if it doesn't improve quickly.

Answered Jul 13, 2017

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Dr. Bradly Shollenberger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Fluid-filled blisters usually signify an allergic reaction, likely from the bug bite. This should respond to a topical steroid cream. If the area becomes red, hot and painful, have it seen by a podiatrist. It could be infected.

Answered Jun 1, 2018

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Dr. Marshall Solomon answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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 Mar 3, 2016

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