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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hey
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you AAAAAAA
User :   I have a large abnormal looking bug bite on my right leg. its swollen,a deep purple color, and hot to touch. I traveled to Haiti last week. should I be concerned?
Doctor :   yes u should be
Doctor :   is the swelling increasing in size
User :   yes
User :   it looks bigger every day
Doctor :   do u have any rashes
Doctor :   in other parts of body?
User :   I also have a high fever and I'm vomiting... but I think its unrelated. no rashes
Doctor :   the u need to rush to hospital
Doctor :   u may have developed allergy to bug bite
User :   my roommate is worried about malaria. is that pretty far-fetched?
Doctor :   ur medical history points towards allergic reaction or infection following the bite
Doctor :   i would suggest u to see a doctor a the earliest
User :   okay
User :   thanks
Doctor :   ur welcome
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