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Itching on the arm with swelling and redness. Need treatment?

Hello and thank you in advance. Woke up to a horrible itch on my arm - looked at it - it is swollen, red about three inches around, very warm to the touch, and now bumpy. Looks like a spider bite... two tiny red marks in the center. I cleaned it and sprayed bactine over area. Is there anything else I can do or be concerned about?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM,
It seems that you might have some poisonous insect bite giving allergic rash with severe itching.
Due to bad itching nail scratches might produced some infection on the part.
Go for short course of antibiotic to clear infection.
Take anti-histamine like Cetrizine or Levo-cetrizine as and when required.
Apply some local triple acting cream.
Keep that part dry and airy.
Ok and bye.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Palraj. I's  Response
Hai,regarding your question ,the itching and erythematous oval,round swelling usually noticed in themorning while getup from the bed is due to mostly insect,arthropad bites .Since the skin lesions confined to a local single areaand not extensive you need not worry.IT is limited short time only.if your panic you can take oral antihistamine tablets and locally apply antipruritic lotion.good .
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