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Leech bite, swelling and discoloration near the ankle. Remedy? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 28-May-2013
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Doctor:Good evening
User:Hi.. This is XXXXXXX Here... I'm looking for a Dermatalogist..
User:Good Evening..
User:I recently went on a trek.. To kerala .. And there I got a leech bite..
Doctor:I am sorry, we have general physicians on chat
User:Hmm.. OKay.
Doctor:I can help you though
Doctor:Please proceed
User:Oh cool.. Its just that the leech bites i get .. usually nothing happens after removed using salt or something.
User:BUt last time.. I removed it forcefully..
User:And it left a swollen part near my ankle.. at the bite region..
User:Kind of Infection..
User:the color of it has turned kind of pale blue..
Doctor:Take anti- inflammatory drugs like Ibuprefen
User:and its been there for almost a month now.. I thought it will go off by itself as usual. But didn't.
Doctor:or paracetamol for 2 days
User:Oh okay.. These tablets enough ? Hmm Thanks..
Doctor:Apply thrombophob ointment locally
Doctor:Both swelling and colour change will go away
User:Okay.. Perfect.. Cool !!
User:May i know ur good name please..
User:Just Thank you ___ .. :)
Doctor:I am Dr.xxxxxxxxxxx here
Doctor:Is there anything else I may help you with?
User:That's it Mam.. Thank you xxxx
Doctor:Thank you too
Doctor:Get well soon
Doctor:And take care
Doctor:Bye for now
User:Buh Bye..
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