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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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I was bitten/stung on my wrist by an ant or

I was bitten/stung on my wrist by an ant or wasp yesterday morning. I didn't pay much attention to it although it itched & was a bit swollen. This morning it didn't improve, it got more swollen and the skin felt hard and warm. Now the swelling has gotten red like a sunburn and moved down to my hand by my pinkie finger. Do you think its an infection or an allergic reaction to the bite?
Sun, 4 Nov 2018
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