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Suggest remedies for red itchy patch under right knee after an insect bite

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Posted on Tue, 10 May 2016
Question: I had an insect bite on my leg more than 5 days ego. I am not sure what kind of insect it was. Now i still have big red patch which is still mostly itchy. It is under my right knee. I am not sure if it is growing in size or not but it is quite large length of my index finger across.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please, upload an image for review!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this insect bite and all the inconvenience this must have caused you. I have reviewed your information fully and i will need to inspect an image of this lesion before making solid recommendations on what this is and what the best treatment plan is. Please, upload an image for review.

To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query.

I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (1 hour later)
Hope these photos could be helpful. Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (23 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Where did this happen? At home or in the woods?

Detailed Answer:
HI,

Please, I will like to know where this happened. If this occurred in the woods and there are cases of lyme's disease in your area, I will suggest that we investigate and role out this option closely.

Let me know what your immediate thoughts are.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah (5 hours later)
Was in my backyard!
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah (19 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Monitor only for now!

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

If this were in your backyard, I will say monitor only for now. There is little risk for possible Lyme. This doesn't looked infected or swollen out of proportion. This redness is more of a reaction which is expected following an insect bite.

I wish you well.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedies for red itchy patch under right knee after an insect bite

Brief Answer: Please, upload an image for review! Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you so much for this query. I am so sorry to hear about this insect bite and all the inconvenience this must have caused you. I have reviewed your information fully and i will need to inspect an image of this lesion before making solid recommendations on what this is and what the best treatment plan is. Please, upload an image for review. To upload an image, click on the upload icon to the right of your dashboard and follow the onscreen instructions. You may also send it directly to customer service at YYYY@YYYY and request that it should be uploaded to your query. I hope to hear from you and promise to respond promptly. Until next, I wish you well.