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I was bitten by an unknown source on my neck yesterday.

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I was bitten by an unknown source on my neck yesterday. Tonight I noticed a marble sized lump on my neck about an inch away from the bite. Should I go to ER tonight, or just wait to see my Doctor on Monday!


Associated swelling,redness around bite?




Is area warm to touch?

Are you taking any medications?

Any other medical illness?

Sore throat,cough?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I have had a sinus issue with a cough for one week. The site where the bite is, is red and swollen. It does not itch and is not warm. I have no body aches or fever and am not on any medications. No medical illnesses.

Thanks for providing more information.

Well as you describe,this lump suggests the possibility of Swollen lymph node which increase in size due to infection.

As you have sinus infection and now a insect bite(supposed to be) so both these condition can cause such swelling.

You should take OTC Claritin and Motrin for next 3 days.

Also apply OTC 1% Hydrocortisone cream mixed with Bacitracin on site of bite.

Also do saline gargles and menthol steam inhalation.

Drink warm liquids.

And you can make an appointment with your doctor on Monday for further evaluation and management.

In case you develop shortness of breath,difficulty in breathing then visit ER.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Thank you!


You are most welcome.

Whenever you have any health related problem you can ask me in future anytime.

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