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I work outdoors landscaping and have been attacked by misiquitos. One of the bites behind my knee is spidering out with two long tentacles in one direction and is bright red, there are several other bites around my lower back at my waist that are also bright red. I have pictures if there is a place to post them. I am concerned with west Nile and can not find any pictures matching my bites.


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replied June 13th, 2019
Insect Bites Answer A65050
Welcome to e health forum.

Most likely you may be having cellulitis, allergic reaction to the bite or infection of the tissues near the bite site.

You can use antihistamines , like Zyrtec or Ceterizine and Anti inflammatory medications (like Advil or naprozen) which can help to reduce the symptoms and provide you relief.

If it does not help or if the symptoms progress, then you may consult with your doctor for a proper opinion

I hope this helps.


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