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Bug Bite Swollen
I have a bug bite that is swollen to about a 6 in diameter. It is hard, red, hot & painful. Should I be worried & what might it be? I had thought ant.
Yes: It appears that this is an infection (boil) which may need to be drained and treated. I suspect that this was likely from a spider bite which is often accompanied by infection which can spread really fast due to the enzyme contained in the venom. See a doctor ASAP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old has a bug bite that is swollen, red, and hot to the touch. The swelling has spread about an inch all around the bug bite.
SWOLLEN BUG BITE: CALL OR TAKE YOUR CHILD TO HIS/HER PEDIATRICIAN. AT ONCE! THERE S NO WAY OF TELLING WITHOUT A PHOTO . . . ...Read more
Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.
See doctor: You may be having either of two, bug bite or swollen lymph node near collarbone . But lymph node may be painful to touch and warm while bug bite may be red ,slightly swollen.Your health provider will be able to decide and treat you as needed ...Read more
I have what seems to be a bug bite that has swollen or it could be an ingrown hair, on the inside right cheek of my buttons. Should i lance it?
Can i give my 15 month old son who weighs 27 lbs Benadryl for a bug bite that is swollen and itching him? And if so how much?
Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite. What could this be and how to treat it?
Yes: Your inflammatory cells come in to take care of the bite and this causes swelling and warmth. This should subside in a day or two --if not i would be concerned about an infection--see your family doc. ...Read more
I got a bug bite, and it has swollen up to size of a baseball and is hot and painful to the touch. Should I go to the ER or just wait? Took benedryl
Depends: Depends on when the bite occurred and how it has progressed, but in general I would say any bite the size of a baseball goes to the ED. ...Read more
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