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Doctor insights on: Swollen Hot Bug Bite

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Is a swollen bug bite normally hot to the touch?

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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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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When should I go to a doctor about a bug bite? I have two from approx 50 hours ago that are swollen, hard, and hot. Swelling has not gone down.

When should I go to a doctor about a bug bite? I have two from approx 50 hours ago that are swollen, hard, and hot. Swelling has not gone down.

Now: By 48 hours these should be better. Bug bites can become infected. Let your doctor look at the bites to see if they need to be treated with drainage plus or minus antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my elbow that's swollen to the size of a baseball. It's very hot to the touch and feels like I hit my funny bone only constant.

Possible abscess: You may have an infection in that area that has progressed to an abscess (collection of pus). If so, this needs the attention of a doctor in-person as soon as possible to reduce the chance of complications and more severe infection. ...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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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?

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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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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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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Should i take an antibiotic for a swollen ear from a bug bite?

Should i take an antibiotic for a swollen ear from a bug bite?

Depends on variables: If the bite became infected and the swelling came up after infection set it this would be reasonable.If your ear is just swollen as part of the bite reaction, the antibiotic would not do anything to help.Diphenhydramine or Cetirizine would handle the swelling better. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite do not know what kind of bug I have two they are red swollen painfull and reacurring they pop blood and come back?

See a doc: While this may have started as a bug bite, or other trauma you did not notice at the time, it could be a secondary infection that is causing it to reoccur. You may need antibiotics there is an abscess or anything else going on. Best advice is to see your doc to rule out anything worrisome like that. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite in the center of my left elbow. The bite is large red swollen and sensitive. The bite is not as bad now but what should I do?

I have a bug bite in the center of my left elbow. The bite is large red swollen and sensitive. The bite is not as bad now but what should I do?

Hydrocortisone cream: OTC, would help, also cold compresses, give it time though, you will be fine, but any clue about the bug? ...Read more

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I have bug bite on leg, red and swollen. I have had it for two days and seems to get worse. It has a blue/purp dot that is hard in middle. What is it?

I have bug bite on leg, red and swollen. I have had it for two days and seems to get worse. It has a blue/purp dot that is hard in middle. What is it?

Please ask your doc: to take a look. There are multiple bugs like ticks and spiders. You need to avoid Lyme Disease and other things. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I got a bug bite on my foot & now my foot is swollen. Could this be serious?

Infection: If you are sure it was a bug bite and your whole foot is swollen it is quite possible you have a infection and yes this could be serious if left not treated see your podiatrist or family doctor and be accessed. ...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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How long does a groin lymph node stay swollen after a bug bite?

How long does a groin lymph node stay swollen after a bug bite?

Big enough: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more