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Insect Bite Swollen Leg
Infected?: See your primary care, urgent care or ER. Some skin infections rapidly worsen; cellulitis can extend under the skin rapidly get serious and life threatening. You need someone who can recognize the difference and treat appropriately. Brown recluse spider, tick, vespid, wasp or bee (these 3 look and feel bad but rarely get infected) among many others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!
I have had some insect bites on my lower legs. They have itched for 8 weeks. Not massivly swollen . Just small red lumps. Why wont they heal ?
See a dermatologist: Not insect bites now. Perhaps they never were. ...Read more
My kid may have chicken pox but we just come back from camping and she has one tennisball diameter red swollen welt on leg is that a insect bite?
Hubby came home from work with a swollen leg from his ankle, to his knee, warm to the touch, and discolored. Ideas? He has no bug bites. Is overweight
My 2 yr daughters foot( ankle) is swollen on one side. It has happened before also. What could it be? An insect bite or something to do with blood?
My dad is 51 and on the side of his ankle is big and swollen. It feel like his bones is swollen. But no insect bite. What can it be?
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the side of my dad ankle is very swollen. By the looks of it its getting bad. I touch it and felt like the bones are swollen. No insect bite, its been four months now. What medications can he takes?
See a DPM: After 4 months of symptoms, there has to be an evaluation. Don't guess what it could be. Consider going to the podiatrist to have a comprehensive foot examination which will many times include an evaluation as well as x-rays. There's no harm in having it checked by the expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insect bite near ankle area around including near ankle and top part of foot has swollen up bit of a rash quite itchy now there is a dark red purple area around bite what do I do to treat it please?
Two possibilities.: Cellulitis is a deep skin infection which is very serious and needs to be addressed right away. It causes swelling warmth and pain and can cause sepsis. It is treated with antibiotics. The other cause is thrombophlebitis which is a clot in the deep veins of the leg. This is a medical emergency and needs prompts diagnosis and treatment. Both conditions can look identical. Get more tests! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
DVT: Any patient with leg swelling isolated to one side should be considered to have a deep vein thrombosis until proven otherwise. A simple ultrasound test to look at the veins in the legs can make the diagnosis. Other possible etiologies for unilateral leg swelling include things like lymphedema. Please get this checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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