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Infected insect bite on knee? Can a doctor prescribe something over the phone?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe? no!

That insect bite on the knee may actually ber a community acquired staph infection, whcih may complicate into an infected bursitis.
Since clinical efficacy is measured by a decrease in swelling, erythema, pain, any ethical doctor would be appalled if the knee were not examined prior to prescribing an antibiotic.

In brief: Maybe? no!

That insect bite on the knee may actually ber a community acquired staph infection, whcih may complicate into an infected bursitis.
Since clinical efficacy is measured by a decrease in swelling, erythema, pain, any ethical doctor would be appalled if the knee were not examined prior to prescribing an antibiotic.
Dr. John Leander Po
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insect bite

Any probable bacterial infection should be evaluated by your physician to determine the kind of antibiotic to be used.
I would never prescribe an antibiotic over the phone without evaluating the infection.

In brief: Insect bite

Any probable bacterial infection should be evaluated by your physician to determine the kind of antibiotic to be used.
I would never prescribe an antibiotic over the phone without evaluating the infection.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics

In brief: Most would not

I believe most doctors would not want to prescribe antibiotics over the phone and would want to see the area to confirm whether meds are needed.

In brief: Most would not

I believe most doctors would not want to prescribe antibiotics over the phone and would want to see the area to confirm whether meds are needed.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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