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My sister woke up with a mystery bite on her stomach. She

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My sister woke up with a mystery bite on her stomach. She was visiting me in CA.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--can you tell me more about this please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Red around bite and now pus in center. She also is taking meds for psoriasis on her hands. It is now 9 days later. Not sure if it's a bite.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She also works at an assisted living facility in michigan. She has been concerned about MRSA.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK. If it were a bite that sounds like one from a brown recluse spider but it could be either a hair shaft infection or an area of cellulitis

Since there's pus there, even if it were an insect bite it now is definitely infected and it could be MRSA. At this point she needs a course of antibiotics so she should see a doctor about this.

Let me know if you need any more information please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you!
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

My pleasure but please remember to rate my service to you