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My girlfriend woke up with a large area (2-3 inches wide) on her leg raised, swollen, hot to the touch and hard like a tensed muscle. what caused this?

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Skin infection: Could be a skin infection called cellulitis or possibly an insect bite. Hard to know without seeing it. It would be best if she saw a doctor.
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Swollen area: What you describe sounds like either cellulitis (a bacterial infection of the skin), or perhaps a brown recluse spider bite. Please see a doctor immediately.
Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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