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I got a load of midge bites on my head 2 days ago, they v itchy. now glands in neck and behind my ears are now swollen and painful. is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Segal
Family Medicine 42 years experience
Some what common: Biting midges are small insects that have piercing and sucking mouth parts, belong to the family of flies that are called Certoponidae. There is a more severe reaction that you may show especially if you have been bitten before and if you have any disorder with your immune system. The bite may result into: large swollen areas appear red, Low degree of fever, Swelling of lymph nodes and hives.

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Last updated Feb 23, 2021

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