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A 19-year-old female asked:

I have a bug bite behind my knee. it constantly itches and is swelling. the pain has gotten so severe that i cannot extend my leg. what do i do?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves.
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