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I hate huge hard swelling itchy bug bites on my arm, what do I do? Should I cut it open?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: No

If there is pus present, see your doctor ASAP.
If it is just a reaction to the bug bite, it will resolve with time but cutting it will only make you more likely to develop an infection. Hydrocortisone cream may help.

In brief: No

If there is pus present, see your doctor ASAP.
If it is just a reaction to the bug bite, it will resolve with time but cutting it will only make you more likely to develop an infection. Hydrocortisone cream may help.
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