Columbus, IN
A 18-year-old male asked:

I have a round spot about the size of a 50 coin on my left side of my stomach and it is red, irritated, and hurts when touched. what should i do?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Hard to tell but: An insect bite particularly a spider bite comes to mind. Spider bite often gets infected and pustule will likely form within days requiring an antibiotic. If there is an enlarging red ring around a lesion, I would consider a tick bite which could lead to Lyme Disease- prompt treatment will usually eliminate complications. Consult your doctor if there is any doubt.
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