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A 25-year-old female asked:

I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. they hurt and i'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. what should i do?

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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Podiatry 13 years experience
Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan!
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Bugs have to eat 2..: Many bites can be recognized by the bite patterns and appearance on the skin. Typical of these are bedbugs and chiggers. I photo of the bites could help in the assessment. A topical anti-inflammatory cream may help but if needed a trip to the doctor may be the ticket.

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