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Insect bite, extremely painful, itching, swelling, reddish bruise - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with the query.
User :   I have a problem with my leg
Doctor :   ok
User :   I think I may have been bitten by some insect during night
User :   and now it is swollen and extremely painful
Doctor :   Where exactly is this.
User :   I have searched on net but cannot figure out anything
Doctor :   Where has it bitten.
User :   shin
Doctor :   ok, is there any itching.
Doctor :   Is it red in colour.
User :   yes
User :   itching, a lot
User :   and i think the muscle is swollen
Doctor :   ok, you can take a tablet containing cetrizine and apply lactocalamine lotion over it.
User :   reddish bruise
Doctor :   If the itching does not subside nor the swelling you need to take injection,.
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   do you know what exactly bit me or how serious can it be?
Doctor :   If not lactocalamine you can apply aloe vera cream.
Doctor :   It can most proably be an insect.
User :   ok
Doctor :   What bit you i cannot guess, but i doubt it is a scorpion.
User :   oh... I dont really think so
Doctor :   If the pain is terrible that you will need injection.
Doctor :   ok, that is good.
User :   it's not terrible but it is developing into a wound kind of a thing
Doctor :   Is there any pus formation.
User :   no pus as of now
Doctor :   ok, if it develops any pus you might antibiotics and sometimes pain may aggravate in few days, so better take pain killers too.
User :   ok
User :   I will try cetrizine and lactocalamine lotion as of now as u said
User :   thanks a lot for ur help
Doctor :   Do you have any more queries.
User :   nice talking to u
Doctor :   Kindly login for further medical queries.
Doctor :   bye.
User :   ok bye
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