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Rash and sores only on one Shin please help?

I had 2 small bite like sores next to my shin..after several days of my leg began itching along the shin bone area. I developed a rash like area and more sores that looked like ant bites with puss..after using a corticosteroid the swelling subsided but the sores still popped up...i used an anti fungil with the seroid and it seemed to help. it was gone for almost ten days now I have patches of swelling again out of no where that go from itching to burning.. help !
Wed, 20 Apr 2011
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Hi,
You might have insect bite before.Due to itching area became more sore leading to infection resulting into pus.
You require one course of antibiotic and anti allergic tablet for itching.Clean that area with anti bacterial lotion and then dressing with antibiotic cream.
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