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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Bug bite

You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person.
Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist.

In brief: Bug bite

You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person.
Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist.
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