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I hsve what appesrs to be an insect bite on my left cheek

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I hsve what appesrs to be an insect bite on my left cheek that is infected and have minor shooting pain in my neck (left side) and left arm. Should I be concerned?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the neck pain? Are you experiencing any numbness or tingling?
Customer: I thoght it was a pimple but it has a small hole and very red with pus. The pain to my neck is only intermittent. My arm feels sore. It started aboutv4 days ago but pain and soreness only started today.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i am diabetic. Type 2. I take meds everyday.
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Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 3 months ago.



Infection can spread.

Shooting pain is not a good sign and can even indicate a spider bite, from a brown recluse, for example.

This can all indicate allergic reaction as well.

Go to urgent care or the ER.

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