A 26-year-old female asked:
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i have several spots (i would say tick/mosquito bites) on my body. now swollen and seem infected. i’m a photographer - out in the field very often.

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Dr. Nicole Touchet
29 years experience Family Medicine
Infected insect bite: If you have swelling, tenderness or enlargement of insect bites, they may be infected. You should seek medical attention as such infection can potentially spread and occasionally become serious. Feel better soon!
Answered on Dec 5, 2018

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