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A 21-year-old female asked:

I had an insect bite that i scratched at and now it still itches but its purple. is it infected? what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Shadia Constantine
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Probably not: Unless it starts draining pus or the redness expands beyond the bite site. Put ice on it, don't scratch anymore and monitor. Dr. C
Last updated Jan 31, 2021

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