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Suggest treatment for allergic insect bite

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: I have what looks like a spider bite. The picture of a spider bite I saw on the Net looks exactly like the one I have. How should I treat it? The Net says no antibiotics and cold compresses the Doctor from EMO Gave me antibiotics 500 mg Cephalexin 4 times a day and 800 MG Sulfamethoxazole /160 Mg Tmpos or Tmpds. Also a ointment to rub on bite area (the size of the rim of a coffee cup). The area is light red/pink. No open sore or dote in the middle. It is warm and the middle has a lump the size of a dime.

What should I do? Calling my doctor in morning. Should I be concerned? What say you?
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Answered by Dr. Hardik Pitroda (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Oral prednisolone

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
The picture and the history definitely goes with insect bite reaction.
The treatment your doctor has given seems to be fine and I think you should it for next five days.
Additionally, for faster relief I would suggest addition of low dose prednisolone for few days.
Avoid pricking, scratching of lesions.
Take antihistaminics for itching as required.
I am sure you are gonna be fine soon.
Take care
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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Brief Answer: Oral prednisolone Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for posting on HCM. The picture and the history definitely goes with insect bite reaction. The treatment your doctor has given seems to be fine and I think you should it for next five days. Additionally, for faster relief I would suggest addition of low dose prednisolone for few days. Avoid pricking, scratching of lesions. Take antihistaminics for itching as required. I am sure you are gonna be fine soon. Take care Dr Hardik Pitroda