A member asked:

I have a bug bite with a black dot in the middle and pus around it, also a big red circle around keeps getting bigger everyday is painfull too!

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Alvin Lin answered

Go see your doctor: Pus = infection. Painful redness = infection. Both indicate infection that's not going away on its own. In other words, it's time for you to go see your family doc or perhaps to urgent care for evaluation & treatment. Don't wait until infection spreads to blood stream at which point you'll probably be too sick to log into healthtap.

Answered 7/15/2020


Dr. Oscar Novick answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Bug bite: The black spot may be a retained stinger which is acting as a foreign body and causing infection. Consultvyour doctor or check in oat an er for further evaluation and treatment with the possibility of oral antibiotics.

Answered 8/1/2018



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