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my daughter stepped on an unidentified stinging bug 48 hours

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my daughter stepped on an unidentified stinging bug 48 hours ago - she had the stinger removed by an adult - daughter says it looked like a small black stick. she also was bitten by what appears to be mosquitoes on the top of the same foot. this foot is swollen on top - red and holding heat. is it time for a trip to the er???
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I am Dr. Thomas, double board certified physician with over 20 years of clinical experience. I will help you with your question and any follow up questions you have.

Yes, since it is still getting worse, and since there is the possibility of cellulitis, then this probably should be treated.

It is not worth waiting over night for it to get worse and more difficult to treat, potentially.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

thank you - on the way to the hospital now

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