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Swelling and itching on the hands. Have burning sensation. Allergy?

Hi I got bitten last week on a ferry ride not sure what bitten me on my left arm near to my elbow, an hour after that it start to swell. It itch for awhile and start to feel sore. It became worse especially during the night and after that incident my both hand palm start to have this burning sensation and my elbow feel sore whenever I touch it. I'm quite concern on the burning sensation as I can't carried out my daily routine work. I would appreciate if you could help me out.
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Asked On : Mon, 25 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

It is understandable that you are concerned. Insect bites can result in the release of inflammatory chemicals into the body that can cause temporary disturbance of some systems such as the nervous system.
Burning sensation is usually called paresthesia which is basically abnormal sensation.
It will resolve but may take a few days.

You can consider the use of antihistamines and anti inflammatory pain killers to reduce the inflammatory response. Anti inflammatory pain killers would include medication such as aspirin or ibuprofen.

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Answered: Wed, 8 May 2013
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Allergist and Immunologist Dr. Suman Kumar's  Response
IT CAN BE SIMPLE ALLERGY OR ALLERGY OF INSECT BITE THERE ARE TWO EXPOSURES SMALL INSECT AND INSECT BITEALLERGY
YOU CAN TAKE OFLOX 200MG BD TO COUNTER ANY INFECTION
TAB ALLEGRA 120MG BD
APPLY CALAMINE LOTION AND DIPROVATE OINTMENT ALTERNATELY 2 TWICE OR THRICE
OFLOS STOP AFTER 5D DAYS
OTHERS CAN BE CONTD TILL SYMPTOMPS SUBSIDE
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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