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bite has left a lump under my skin.

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I had a bite but it's left a lump under my skin. It's been a week now and it's still there. In england. it's not itchy. What could it be ?

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replied November 13th, 2011
Insect Bites Answer A28528
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

From the description it appears that you may be having a inflammatory reaction to the bite.

Usually such lumps subside within a few days post the bite. Since it is persisting for a long time, use of OTC anti-inflammatory medications like Advil might be helpful.

In presence of signs like redness, pain, and severe edematous swelling, the lump may be due to formation of a abscess due to secondary infection. In such a situation, you may need to consult a doctor for a examination and prescription of antibiotics to clear the infection.

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