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I was bitten by a horse fly 4-5 days ago. I did not think

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I was bitten by a horse fly 4-5 days ago. I did not think too much about it until yeterday when it selled up tp golfball size. Over night it swelled to about 4-5 inches wide, is red, ozzing a little and I had a fever all night?

Hi,

Thanks for your question.

This is concerning.

You likely have developed bacterial infection & an abscess. The abscess needs to be drained.

You also need a course of oral antibiotics.

Please go to the urgent care.

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