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Insect bite on face, near jaw line, clear discharge, red bump. Cleaned with witch hazel. Treatment?

i awoke yesterday morning with what I thought was an insect bite on my left side of the face near my jaw line. Last night I had a clear discharge from the bump and the area around th bump is red an itches. I have cleaned it with witch hazel and covered it with a band-aid that has an antibiotic oinment on the pad. My Doctor is on vacation and I can t get an appointment with anyone else. Should i go to the emergency room?
Asked On : Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Elaine,
Welcome to Heathcare Magic Physician's Desk!
This is most likely an insect bite only and mostly they are self limiting problems and resolve in 3-4 days by themselves.
You need to keep it open so remove the Band-aid thing. Keep it exposed to air.
Just clean what clear fluid is seeping with a clean sun dried cotton cloth.
If it has stopped increasing in size, do not really need to go to ER.
Wish you a great health!
Answered: Sun, 26 Aug 2012
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