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bug bite on my neck, you can see it's a little swollen but there is a swollen line up my neck to my ear, my ear lobe and a little bit below my ear lobe and swollen completely, i can squeeze it and the pressure lowers but builds back up, no leaking of fluids at all, and after it builds back up it builds up more and hurts more. help
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replied February 28th, 2017

Most Insect bites will result in varying grade of inflammatory reaction which can result in symptoms like pain, redness, mild swelling and itching.

In addition, inflammatory response of the body, which varies from person to person, changes the appearance of the bites.

Keeping the wound clean with antiseptics and use of topical antibiotics (triple antibiotic) can help prevent secondary infection and aid healing. Use of antiinflammatory medications can help with any swelling and pain. Any associated itching can be helped with the use of antihistamines (benadryl).

If you have any doubts, consult your doctor and seek proper advice.



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