I was at the pool friday and got bit by something. I faintly remember a stinging feeling but i dont fully remember. I didnt monitor the bite this weekend because i was very busy but it is two large, red, itchy lumps on my leg and is hot to the touch. I have not taken any benadryl or used cream on it yet. what could have bit/stung me and how soon should i go to the doctor?
I am a BSN, RN. You probably will never know what bit you to be honest. Most bites are not serious , and if it has been over 24hr and the area hasn't gotten really large, painful or black in color, you will be fine. Use benedryl for the itching and cortisone creme to the area. If it doesn't start to go away in a few days or gets worse then go to the dr. Some bites do get infected requiring antibiotics. You can use cool or warm compress for comfort
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