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A 26-year-old female asked:

I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. it itches really bad but theres no bumps, just redness from where i was itching it. help!

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Cannot say: which insect in your particular case. and, minor itching is helped by benadryl (diphenhydramine) (an antihistamine) that acts pretty rapidly and generally safe. Spreading redness, warmth,redness and of course purulence implies a more serious condition (infection) that requires antibiotics.
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