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Bug Bite Swollen
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
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
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
Can i give my 15 month old son who weighs 27 lbs Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 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?
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?
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
I got 6 itchy bug bites around 1pm got swollen around 8pm after bites I don't know bug type or bites, looks like misquito bites. No insurance tried heat, ice, t?
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?
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers