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Medication and dignosis after severe insect bites - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i went to the lake district on thursday and got biten quite badly on my arms and legs by midges or some type of bug. the bites have seemed to get a lot worse over the last 3 days and seem to be getting more and more red... i have tried using ammonia bite cream and savlon but its just getting worse.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hey
Doctor :   Let me read the query
Doctor :   Do you have swelling of the body?
Doctor :   Do you have intense pain?
User :   no, no swelling but the bites are quite big and it almost looks like they are merging together... starting to look more blotchy
Doctor :   WHat is your age?
User :   just a very intense itching sensation
User :   21
Doctor :   Ok, I suggest you to take prescription medication for the subsidence of the symptoms after consultaton of the Doctor
User :   should i keep using the ammonia bite solution
Doctor :   I do not suggest you to
Doctor :   You need a course of antibiotics and pain killers correctly after assessing the lesions carefully
Doctor :   You need antihistamines
Doctor :   also
User :   ok no problem
Doctor :   Do you have any questions ?
Doctor :   Are you with me?
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