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Bug bite, spot getting larger, raised and colorful bruise

Today I scratched what seemed to be a rather large (not very raised, but large in area) bug bite on my leg (upper thigh). I looked at it, and other than the raised area there was nothing going on -- I didn t remember getting bit, but I assumed it was a bug bite. This evening, I realized that the same area is now sporting a very large, very colorful bruise , and the raised area seems to have left. What might cause this? Could it have been a clot?
Asked On : Sun, 13 May 2012
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Jan 2014
hi. insect bite hypersensitivity can present as red raised spot which might increase in size over the next 2 days and can sometimes blister. It usually is associated with burning sensation and/or itching and pain. It is usually self resolving but sometimes patients are in great discomfort so they need medicines for relief. Painkillers and anti allergics can be used for symptomatic relief and topical Steroid antibiotic combination ointments/ cream might help in faster resolution of the discomfort and skin condition
Answered: Mon, 4 Nov 2013
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