A 21-year-old female asked:
Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? what helps?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 37 years experience
Bitten by what?: It could be infected by whatever bit you. I would recommend that you get to a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 36 years experience
Bitten: A bug bite can easily lead to an infection or allergic reaction the venom the bite injects. Having pain and swelling and the failure of otc meds indicates the need for professional assistance. Don't delay . Good luck !
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Aug 29, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.