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Bites on face, red spots, oozing clear liquid. Using benadryl, arnica. Treatment options?

I have some sort of bite on my face, it is large, like a dime, but deep too, hard and oozes clear, at first it was just a red spot I woke up with a few mornings ago, but over the last couple of days it has gotten larger and hard. I did not feel or see it happen so I don t know what is was that bit me, but I have a hypersensitivity to bug bites and this is not like any pimple I have ever had. I have been putting arnica on it and taking benedryl , but its not getting smaller or less angry looking? What should I do?
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
The symptoms you have described are of an insect bite,with inflammatory reaction around it.
The inflammatory process takes some time go away.
You can apply anti inflammatory ointment over it.
I would suggest you take systemic antibiotic as well, to prevent super added infection.
You can continue with Bendryl .
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Mon, 31 Dec 2012
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Emergency Medicine Specialist Dr. Sheeba Stephen's  Response
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

It appears that you are having an allergic or a hypersensitivity reaction to an insect bite. I would suggest the following measures:

- You can take an anti-allergy medication such as Cetrizine or Pheneramine. This will decrease the skin lesion as well as decrease the itching and irritation

- You can apply a topical application such as Calamine lotion, over the affected area. This will keep the area dry and soothe the irritation

- Avoid picking on the lesion as this can sometimes cause additional infection.

- Often the best way to prevent hypersensitivity or allergic reactions is to avoid the trigerring factor. So, keep yourself away from mosquito or insect bites by using insect repellants or nets.

If your problem doesn't resolve despite these measures, then I would suggest that you consult a Dermatologist for further evaluation and management.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
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