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How long until redness of large local reaction from bug bite fades after swelling is gone?

How long until redness of large local reaction from bug bite fades after swelling is gone?

Variable: As long as the swelling does not represent an abscess, the redness should resolve within 7-10 days. Avoid scratching it. Keep it clean and apply a 1% hydrocortisone cream. If the area becomes painful or hot or is enlarging in size think of infection and see your doctor about an antibiotic or drainage. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Y do I still need 2take antibiotics 4infection from bug bite if swelling/redness gone away (instructed by dr)? Isn't it bad to take too much antibiotics

Y do I still need 2take antibiotics 4infection from bug bite if swelling/redness gone away (instructed by dr)? Isn't it bad to take too much antibiotics

Cellulitis: According to antibiotics, need to complete course of abx, 5, 7 or 10 days. If it is stopped half way, you can develop antibiotic resistance and same abx maynot be effective next time ...Read more

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My 4yr old has a possible spider/bug bite on the outer corner of her eye and has redness and swelling. Let it run its course, or take to urgent care?

My 4yr old has a possible spider/bug bite on the outer corner of her eye and has redness and swelling. Let it run its course, or take to urgent care?

See your doctor: If it is not infected, it will get better in a few days. But it can be very difficult to tell if it is infected or just inflamed, so it would be best to see your doctor. Eyelid infections can be very serious- can spread to the eye- so they should be checked. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite that is circular, swelling a little bit, sensitive to touch, light red in color but with a dark red dot in the middle. What is it?

I have a bug bite that is circular, swelling a little bit, sensitive to touch, light red in color but with a dark red dot in the middle. What is it?

No particular bug: Bug bites are rarely unique to a specific insect. Flea bites are small and have little clear vesicles and extreme itching but this is not unique to fleas either. This lesion could be a sting or a bite, it is impossible to say. Watch for signs of infection: pus, increasing pain, redness & see doc if that happens. If numbness, tingling or severe pain, or fever, head to the ER. Tetanus shots current? ...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.

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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What is a bug bite that has swelling, warm, large red rash around it the size of a baseball & itchy?

It can be: It can be any of a number of insects - what you are describing could be a spider bite or a wasp bite/bee sting or even a tick - it is quite possible you are having an allergic reaction or a cellulitis. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have had this red bump on my arm for a week and a half&it's itchy too. I thought it was a bug bite, I iced it and the swelling went down.?

Give it more time: It may well have been a bug bite and your body is still reacting to the saliva left behind. Give it a couple more weeks and see doctor if the bump is still there or getting larger. Topical hydrocortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Painful egg size knot on the side of my forearm. Slightly red. No signs of bug bite and no trauma. Started hurting after yard work noticed swelling.?

Painful egg size knot on the side of my forearm. Slightly red. No signs of bug bite and no trauma. Started hurting after yard work noticed swelling.?

Swelling: Potentially something you came in contact with or a foreign body? Keep it clean and apply cold packs. If the swelling doesn't improve over the next 1-2 days, or you become sick in any other way have it seen. All the best. ...Read more

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What insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain?

See details: Numerous insects can cause some degree of these symptoms, especially tick bites and spider bites. ...Read more

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I got bit by a insect and it caused swelling and it's warm, it's been several hours and the swelling is still here. There is no redness?

I got bit by a insect and it caused swelling and it's warm, it's been several hours and the swelling is still here. There is no redness?

Need more info: It would be of great importance to know what kind of insect bit or stung you. Please get to see your family physician for a diagnosis and treatment as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Does hyaluronidase cause any swelling or redness at the injection site?

Does hyaluronidase cause any swelling or redness at the injection site?

Possibly: Any injection can cause swelling and redness, as there is a puncture to the skin and can cause inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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My twin boys both got bit by something on their pee pees which has caused swelling, redness, itching n pain, I've tried everything I could n not helpn?

My twin boys both got bit by something on their pee pees which has caused swelling, redness, itching n pain, I've tried everything I could n not helpn?

Common: This is common and often due to chiggers/red bugs. A mild (1/2%) hydrocortosone applied twice daily to the area can help as well as a cold compress (to stop itching) It takes a few days for swelling and irritation to fade but seldom causes any significant problem. ...Read more

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I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

I have some swelling on my thumb and itchiness is there. I think its a insect bite. Please help as the swelling is incleasing as well as redness.

Is the lesion near: The nail? If so you may have an infection. If there is swelling, warmth, pain, redness, this may need medical attention to rule out an infection. ...Read more

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick about 3 months ago, there was no swelling or redness but the site still itches quite often. What should I do?

Scar tissue?: The area of the bite may have formed some scar tissue or a piece of the tick may still be in the skin and the body is trying to digest it. Take a little massage oil each day and work the area of skin gently to promote healing. Topical 1% hydrocortisone twice a day may also help. Good luck!

http://www. Drugs. Com/cg/tick-bite-aftercare-instructions. Html ...Read more

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After IV my vein is hard but pain is 4 inches above site. No swelling or redness. I also had a hard workout that might be cause of pain. Concerned...

After IV my vein is hard but pain is 4 inches above site. No swelling or redness. I also had a hard workout that might be cause of pain. Concerned...

Phebitis: More than likely, the vein was entered with the needle, but the plastic IV was threaded into the vein above the puncture site. This local trauma by the needle or certain IV medications can make the vein irritated...Phlebitis. A small blood clot or thrombosis could also be at the site. Treat with NSAID meds like aleve (naproxen) and heating pad or warm moist heat. If the pain progresses, seek physician revie. ...Read more

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