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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.

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

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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 more

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Is it a bug bite or a swollen lymph node? Symptoms of swollen lymph node near collarbone? 18 years old, female.

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

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Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Bug bite that is swollen and bruised with a cluster of blisters next to the bite?

Infection: This could be some type of allergic reaction, but your symptoms worry me. A staph or strep infection some times starts out this way. Elevate the area, apply warm compress. If not better see your doctor right away to get it checked out. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Bug bite: It could be that your lesion is not actually a bug bite, or it could have become infected from scratching. Please see your doctor to get it checked. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Avoid lancing it...: Depending on the size, if it's a pimple, then warm compresses will hastens its drainage. Aniy larger, it would be more prudent to see a healthcare professional to have it drained. ...Read more

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Is a swollen bug bite normally hot to the touch?

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

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Can you please list the most common homemade remedies for a swollen bug bite?

Ice pack: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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Can I use a steroid cream for a swollen bug bite?

Can I use a steroid cream for a swollen bug bite?

Yes: You can use a low strength steroid like Hydrocortisone 1% unless the area appears infected (red, swollen, warm and painful) - if so, then seek advise and care from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Why does my hand where the bug bite is, hurt, is swollen, gets bigger, and itches?

Bugbite: You are having a reaction to the bite. This will often get worse for 2-3 days before getting better. If you continue to have pain and it is still swelling after 2-3 days be seen for a possible infection. All the best. ...Read more

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Warm to the touch swollen bug bites?

Normal: If it gets larger, more swollen and redder you may have a secondary infection and need to be seen for treatment. ...Read more

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I have a very large swollen area on the side of my neck. Seems like a bug bite. It's very painful and my neck is stiff. The swelling is not going down?

I have a very large swollen area on the side of my neck. Seems like a bug bite. It's very painful and my neck is stiff. The swelling is not going down?

See your doctor: Can't help you with what you described on this platform, meanwhile you can take an OTC antihistamine and a pain killer, unless contraindicated, and apply ice to the area, good luck ...Read more

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Hand is spotted and swollen, could this be from a bug bite...Or something else ?

Hand is spotted and swollen, could this be from a bug bite...Or something else ?

Could be: Yes it could be or an allergic reaction or manifestation of an underlying disease. If this does not resolve, i would certainly advise medical consultation. ...Read more

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Swollen eye from bug bite, how should I treat it?

Steroid cream: Use hot moist packs and you can rub 1% over the counter hydro-cortisone cream 2 times daily on the bit area until swelling is gone. Do not use the steroid cream in the eye nor more than 2 weeks. See your family doctor if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node by bug bite.

Lymph node: Any inflammatory precipitant, such as a bite or infection or injury, can cause swelling of a lymph node. If there is a red streak above or below, or if you have fevers and chills, then you should see your doctor to see if the bite has become infected. ...Read more

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