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A 20-year-old female asked:

Ive insect bite on leg. i was itching and its red around. day before yesterday i was either cold or hot (maybe it was pms). should i see a doctor? i feel okay now. how to know if i got infected with the bite?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Insect bite: Some possible signs of infection include redness, swelling, warmth, tenderness, & purulent drainage.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Need to examine: If you cannot exclude tick bite, it would be prudent to see a doctor for prophylactic antibiotic treatment. Visit this site for info on tick bites: https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-tick-bites/basics/art-20056671 Get HPV vaccine. Wish you good health!
Last updated Aug 15, 2020


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