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Got back from Bahamas yesterday. Got bit or stung in

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Got back from Bahamas yesterday. Got bit or stung in morning. Bite grew and I got a tad sick on way home. Chills headache weekeness. now the bite has shrunk in size to approx size of dime. I am fine but arm still hurts. I am inclined to ignore because it is nothing and I feel fine, but a friend has convinced herself that because of Zika (sp?) virus it would be irresponsible not to get it checked out. I also took a bennedryl at airport and it seemed to help maybe which convinces me that some little critter just bit me and I had a minor reaction.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Zika virus will cause fever, cough, diarrhea, stomach pain etc.

You do not have any such symptoms.

So do not worry about zika.

This is just inset bite related reaction --should improve in few days.
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