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I got bit by a bug and now the bite area is 3inchs wide and it's raised maybe 1/4 of an inch. Is this normal?

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Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine
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In brief: May be infection

It's not uncommon for a skin infection, even one with MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) to look exactly like a bug bite.
Unless you actually saw the bug bite you, i would wonder if you have an infection. If it is growing - and especially if you have any other symptoms going along with the reddened area, please be seen today. Good luck. Lgromkomd.

In brief: May be infection

It's not uncommon for a skin infection, even one with MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus) to look exactly like a bug bite.
Unless you actually saw the bug bite you, i would wonder if you have an infection. If it is growing - and especially if you have any other symptoms going along with the reddened area, please be seen today. Good luck. Lgromkomd.
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