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I'm sure it was an insect. The big problem I have is that I sat in the emergency room at the hospital for 4 hours yesterday before seeing a doctor who finally saw me and sent me home with a cream prescription and told me to pick up some Benadryl.
That was at lunchtime yesterday. Took the Benadryl as prescribed, slathered on the cream and right now it is twice the size of yesterday and getting redder and more tenderer.
It sounds infected. A lot of people have bites that get infected. I would call you regular doctor and try to get in. My doctor had a doctor on call on Sunday and I didn't know they did that. The doctors exhange on the phone will advice. Perhaps they can call in a antibiotic until they see it. I don't usually recommend treating with antibiotics until a doc sees it but they do it all the time. Alternatively, clean it , put some peroxide on it let it dry and put neosporin and cover it with a sterile bandage and see if that helps. You can always go back to the ER. I think they did make a mistake. They have made several on me. The resident didn't even set my fractured finger right and I had to go to an orthopedic hand specialist and get it rebroken and set again (among other things).
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