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A 47-year-old female asked:

I was bitten by an insect or spider, no sure. it made a blister and when i scratched it, there was liquid that came out. it itches terribly. the pharmacist gave me phenergan pills and stop itch oitment. my ancle an foot is swollen?

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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 48 years experience
See dermatologist: Insect bites can cause swelling and blisters as well as itching. They may also become infected. See Dermatologist for tx which might consist of a potent steroid cream, an antihistamine, and cold water soaks to lessen the oozing , itching, and swelling. Try to avoid any oral antibiotic unless definitely necessary.
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