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Swelling, tenderness from neck to collar bone, dizziness, nausea after being bit by flying insect on the ear. Remedy?

i got bit by a flying insect in danville indiana area about 8 hours or so ago, now it bit me behind the lower part of ear on my head, and now my lower and upper part of neck and down to the collar bone is very tender and feels swollen, i also feel dizzy/ nausea . dont know if i should see the ER or just wait it out, i used ice and took some ibprofen...plz help
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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Do get checked for your vital signs immediately and thos could be an angioedema.The doctor would give you an Intramuscular Avil with Decadron 8mg which will cause the lesions to subside.After monitoring your vitals he would give you prescription of oral steroids and antihistamines and if your vitals are stable he might discharge you.So do consult an ER now.
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Dermatologist Dr. Pravin Banodkar's  Response

I would be pleased to answer your question.

You should not wait it out . You might be getting an allergic anaphylactic reaction or angioedema.
Please do visit the ER to get a shot of steroid or anti histamine .
thanks and take care

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