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Swelling after an insect bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi sir
Doctor :   I am Dr.XXX
User :   Very nice to talk to you
Doctor :   Pleasure here
User :   some 5 days before i was bit by an insect
User :   and got severe fever and aches
User :   wen to doctor
User :   he gave antibiotics
User :   now fever has gone
User :   but i have red skin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i have swelling
Doctor :   What is your age and do you remember which insect has bitten?
User :   24
User :   no idea of the insect
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the size of the swelling reduced since then?
User :   its red under skin and warm
User :   its reducing in the red area of my leg
Doctor :   What were your symptoms immediately or after a day of bite?
User :   but my foot is swelling
User :   day after bit i had high fever and cough
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i am taking augumentin and beselac
Doctor :   Ok any other medication
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Actually the bite was severe and hence it is taking time to heal
Doctor :   However if you do not have pain and discharge from the site, you just have to wait for the swelling to subside
User :   ok sir
User :   but is the swelling in my foot an after effect?
User :   it feels like some waste liquid from infection is getting there?
Doctor :   Yes actually there is a local effect of inflammation
User :   is it ok sir?
Doctor :   adding on to it , you might not have rested the leg adding to the swelling
Doctor :   You can take Tab ALDASE, 10mg three times a day for 3 days
Doctor :   after food
User :   should i stop walking long distance
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   It helps in early reduction of swelling
User :   ok sir
User :   Thank you sir
User :   it was very helpful
Doctor :   Pleasure again
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