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Constant itching on left leg below knee, swelling, red patch, hole on top. Insect bite cure?

Hi, I believe I was bit by something since last week. I have been constantly itching my left leg below the knee , it was swollen, and I have noticed a big red patch seem to be on the inside, it s very hard in that area and I see like a little hole on top seems like the area where the creature bit me at. Is this a concern that needs to be check out by a doctor please?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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Dear Concerned.,

Thanks for writing to us.

Please clean the area with an antisceptic solution and dress the open wound with an Antibiotic Cream/Povidone Iodine ointment.

Take a course of broad spectrum Antibiotic/NSAIDS/Tetanus Toxoid Inj for immunisation/Anti allergic Medications.

If there is pus oozing out, pls get pus culture done.

you will recover in 2-3 days time.

Best regards.,

Dr Lt Cdr ASN Bhushan,

Answered: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
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