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Bug bites in left leg. Swollen and itchy. What to do?

May 2013
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i was in my local court for one day in jail for one day apparently i have bug bites in my left leg now my leg is swollen and itchy what can i do
Posted Sat, 26 Oct 2013 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Sree Gouri SR 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cleaning, ice pack application

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
These type of lesions can occur due to bites of mosquito, bed bugs, ticks etc.
Usually these type of lesions will subside soon.
The general measures that can be followed are :
- Clean the areas with mild soap and water.
-Apply Ice packs over the area.
-Don't scratch the area.
If the pain and swelling persist after doing all these also, consult physician once and get examined.
With his advice you can go for oral analgesic and anti - inflammatory drugs and local creams.
If any associated symptoms like fever etc presents you may need antipyretics.
Hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer followup queries. If you are satisfied with the answer, please give your review at the end of the discussion.
Take care.
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