A member asked:

I have one ankle that's puffy and itchy. seems there is a slight rash. i elevated and took benadryl, (diphenhydramine) in case it was from a bite. what could it be?

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Dr. Tara Passow answered

Specializes in Dermatology

things. Allergic reaction, like a bite or even a food or medication could cause this. More serious concern would be infection of tissue in area, called cellulitis, or thrombophlebitis (inflammation in blood vessels). Could try a cool compress for swelling and itching, but if worsens, I'd recommend seeing a doc.

Answered Jun 1, 2017



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