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Circular and sore swelling due to a bite on the leg, pus and blood on squeezing. What could this be?

I have a bite on my was so sore and kind of swollen in a had like a knot in it and skin is tight around it and hurts when i walk..feels tight..i started to squeeze the puss and blood out of it because it started to feel like it was going to burst open..and when i got in the shower to run hot water on me it would bring pus to a head and i would squeeze it out..mixed with blood..i put antibiotic ointment on it every not repeating the whole shower to squeeze it seems to feel alot better than it did but is still there and hurts also closed up..what is this..a spider bite or bacterial infectiion or something
Asked On : Sun, 6 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.
After reading your query it appears that you have Insect bite hypersensitivity and secondary infection after that.
For the betterment kindly follow the suggestions below:
-Apply over the counter calamine lotion 3-4 times a day over the red areas.
- Apply a creamcontaining antibiotic in it such as Mupirocin or fucidin over pus oozing areas.
-You can do cold water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching.
-Do not scratch or rub the skin as it can lead to further aggravation.
-The best measure is to take oral anti histamine like loratadine or levocetrizine under medial advise.
- You may need a course of oral antibiotic under medical advice.
- Despite above measures if the problem is not getting better then it is better to consult a dermatologist for best guidance.
Hope these information will help. If you have any further queries I will be happy to help.
"With good health wishes"
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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