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Posted on Fri, 30 Jun 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I just got off of a cruise ship and I think I was bitten by a bug just under my lip and now I have a lump under my chin that is very tender?
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Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible allergic reaction or lymph node reaction

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns.

This lump could either be an allergic reaction to the bug bite or it could be a lymph node reaction to the bug bite. To treat both you should take an anti-inflammatory as Diclofenac twice daily for next 2-3 days and an antihistaminic as Cetirizine 10mg once daily.

If you develop a disseminated rash or numbness of arms or legs then you should get tested for Lyme disease which is also caused by a bug bite...

I hope I answered your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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