5 days ago i was bitten by a bug. the area had 2 large, itchy lumps. after three days, the swelling and itchiness went down significantly. i went to a doctor and they just said to keep it clean and apply hydrocortisone cream. however it is now a dark purple color, 5 days later. again, it doesn't hurt and is a lot less itchy. is this purple bruising from the bite or should i see a doctor immediately?
I have this problem whenever I get stung by a wasp or bitten by a spider. I am allergic to their venom. So after the itching stops and the healing starts, I get these huge purple places on my skin. I just have more of a healing process than other people. My husband gets bitten by a mosquito, he is over it in a day. I get bitten by one, and my itching continues for a week.
Listen to your doctor - he told you it would be fine, and as he said, use the hydrocortisone cream.
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