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Biiig Bite On Leg. Not Sure What It Is...

I have a large red patch (about 5inches round) on the side of my leg. It is red and towards the center it gets very hard and numb. In the center it has a large black scab and a large red scab. Not sure what it is thats bitten me but its very itchy and tender. Any idears?
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replied November 18th, 2004
Sounds like it may be a tick bite, get tested for lyme disease.
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replied August 31st, 2014
Welcome to e health forum.

From the history, it seems that you have developed a chronic skin ulcer following a insect bite.

Some insect bites (especially spiders, ticks, etc) can cause infections like tularemia, lyme disease, etc) which can also present as skin ulcers and sometimes they can persist for longer durations.

Other systemic diseases like Diabetes mellitus can present similarly with ulcers , following a insect bite, and persist as a non-healing ulcer.

For the time being medications like Advil can help with the inflammation and aid quick healing. Iching can be managed with medications like benadryl.

It would be highly recommended for you to consult with your doctor to get a complete evaluation so that the cause can be diagnosed and proper treatment be given.

I hope this helps.
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