This question was answered on Thu 07, Aug 2008 09:57pm by Dr Paul S, MD

Swollen bug bite on daughters leg~warm to the touch and hard.

    
Asked by Unregistered (Female; 5; USA; none ) on Thu 07, Aug 2008 04:18pm

My daughter was bit by a bug, it is swollen, red, warm to the touch. Should I take her to a doctor?

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Answer by Dr Paul S, MD  on Thu 07, Aug 2008 09:57pm:

Hi. Yes, I believe that this would require immediate medical attention. Insect bites have the tendency to become infected (secondary bacterial infection) and if not treated, the infection may get worse and may involve larger areas of skin and subcutaneous tissues (this is called cellulitis, and is serious once larger areas of skin becomes involved). A course of antibiotics may be needed, as well as shots of anti-tetanus vaccines or immunoglobulins. Regards and God bless.
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Comment by Michelle Christian on Fri 17, Dec 2010 05:03pm:
My 1 yr old son has 2 places that just came up on his leg that are red & hard & slightly warm to the touch, what could this be & what should I do???

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