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Swelling because of insect bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   Doctor I think I had an insect bite 4-5days ago, near my nose and now its swelling, Im also getting an headache what should I do?
User :   I have applied caladryl lotion on the same.
Doctor :   Has there been a swelling since 4-5 days or has it been recent and since when are you having the Headache along with it
User :   The swelling is recent, just after I started applying the lotion, headache is from 2-3 days...
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I would suggest you to apply Cold compress to the
Doctor :   Area that your having the swelling and then take analgesics for the
Doctor :   Headache that your having
User :   its paining also..
User :   on touch..
Doctor :   That is why i suggested youto apply the cold compress
User :   ok
Doctor :   Since this is the Inflammatory responce that
User :   do i need to take any other prevent infection..
Doctor :   Nothing as of now
Doctor :   If the swelling is becoming big and there is
Doctor :   some discharge watery in nature from it
Doctor :   then it would suggest that it has got infected and then probably you might need Anti-Biotics
Doctor :   for relieving it
User :   ok
Doctor :   aNd What insect was it if can tell
User :   no idea doctor as i saw it only when I got up in the morning...
Doctor :   Ok there is nothing to be worried about then it shall be fine once the response from your body comes down
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User :   ok thanks doctor
Doctor :   If your Pain is severe
Doctor :   then you can take
Doctor :   Tab Paracetamol 650mg one in teh morning and the Evening
Doctor :   after food
User :   ok...can i apply an antiboitic cream also...coz i started applying Fucidin cream from today...
Doctor :   Ok it can be applied
User :   thanks a lot doctor, and my thanks to the one who made this service...!
Doctor :   You are welcome
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