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A 59-year-old female asked:

I have a bug bite on my elbow and 4 days later there is a large purple ring around a small red dot. it is tender to the touch no fever. s/b concerned?

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Dr. Chad Rudnick
Pediatrics 12 years experience
Skin infection: The bump you describe is likely an abscess, an infection caused once the skin barrier was compromised from the insect bite. It should be evaluated by a physician to determine the appropriate course of treatment. A healthtap prime or concierge consult may also suffice.
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