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Suggest treatment for itchy bump on wrist

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Posted on Wed, 21 Oct 2015
Question: I have a weird looking bite on my arm.
it's near my wrist. it's flat. it keeps feeling near the center. I poured hydrogen peroxide on it and it turned white and it stung a little. I have no idea where it came from its the only one I have.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Take antihistamine - post a photograph and do not apply anything locally

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history related to the bite near the wrist, flat, keeps feeling/filling near the center - H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) turned it white and stung a little- the only your had.

Your posting a clear photograph would have helped me more.
This looks to be an insect bite of unknown origin.
I would advise you the following in such a situation:
Take an antihistamine.
Oral steroids if required if the inflammation is too much or is spreading.

Do not apply anything locally unless instructed by your Doctor.

Please give me a few more details:
When was the bite/ when did you notice it?
What is the size?
Do you mean to say that it is filling near the center (you wrote feeling- sensation)
Any local redness or itching or any other symptoms or problems you have?
Hydrogen peroxide on coming in contact with the dead part of the skin/dirt can turn that area into white.

I hope this answer helps you.
Please give feedback.

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (5 hours later)
Its about the size of a dime, it's peeling and it bleeds or puss comes out, it itches but it is not raised. it's flat.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please take an additional antibiotic

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your feedback.
Noted about peeling, blood and pus coming out and itching.
You may have to take an additional antibiotic.
Consult a Doctor to get examined, cleaned and dressed if required and get a proper prescription based antibiotic and other medicines as already discussed above.
Take care.
It seems you could not post the photograph.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (26 minutes later)
here's the photograph
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Antibiotic and twice daily dressing till it he infection free.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the photograph.
It shows there is infection and the whole skin is not there.
You need to change the dressing twice daily for early healing in the initial phase till the infection is settled.
Taking antibiotics orally will heal it faster.
There is no need of oral or topical steroids.


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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (2 minutes later)
What kind of antibiotics
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need a prescription of a Doctor

Detailed Answer:
Antibiotic to kill the bacteria- this is a prescription based medicines hence you have to get a prescription from a Doctor to get it from Pharmacy/Medical Store.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (2 minutes later)
Ok thank you
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
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Brief Answer: Take antihistamine - post a photograph and do not apply anything locally Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query and an elucidate history related to the bite near the wrist, flat, keeps feeling/filling near the center - H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) turned it white and stung a little- the only your had. Your posting a clear photograph would have helped me more. This looks to be an insect bite of unknown origin. I would advise you the following in such a situation: Take an antihistamine. Oral steroids if required if the inflammation is too much or is spreading. Do not apply anything locally unless instructed by your Doctor. Please give me a few more details: When was the bite/ when did you notice it? What is the size? Do you mean to say that it is filling near the center (you wrote feeling- sensation) Any local redness or itching or any other symptoms or problems you have? Hydrogen peroxide on coming in contact with the dead part of the skin/dirt can turn that area into white. I hope this answer helps you. Please give feedback.