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i have a bug bite in the center of my left elbow. the bite is large red swollen and sensitive. the bite is not as bad now but what should i do?

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Hydrocortisone cream: OTC, would help, also cold compresses, give it time though, you will be fine, but any clue about the bug?
Answered on Sep 6, 2017

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