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Suggest treatment for bug bite rash

I got bit buy something and at first it itches so I assumed it was a mosquito but the next day I woke up and it has a dark center and it's sore and it's hard and look a little red and it still kind of itches but is to sore to itch. Today is the third day I've had it and and hasn't got better.
Thu, 15 May 2014
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
Insect bites are usually pretty easy to treat unless secondary infection sets in.
I would suggest you consult a dermatologist, who would suggest you short course of oral antibiotics and analgesics. Oral corticosteroids may be added as required. Apply a cream containing mupirocin for 3 days followed by a cream containing halobetasol and fusidic acid twice a day over affected areas for atleast 5 days. Take antihistaminics for itching as required.
Hope this will take care of your issue.
Wish you best of health.
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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