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Swollen Hot Bug Bite
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
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
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.
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 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.
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more