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First aid for infected insect bite?

Antibiotics. Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. Read more...
Wound care. Then, after cleaning, seek medical attention to determine if antibiotics are required. Read more...

Should I go the ER with a suspected infected insect bite?

Topical antibiotics. If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. You would save more money by going to see your local physician. Then you will have a way to follow up by the same physician who treated you. This continuity of care is more important to your final outcome. Read more...