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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have a bite of some kind on my back and it is very swollen

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Hello, I have a bite of some kind on my back and it is very swollen and has a very firm middle about 2" wide by 5" long. I went to se a nurse practitioner and she gave me some antibiotics. But it has been 48hrs and today the pain is worse than ever and it was initilialy just in my joints but now is all over my body and today i have a low grade temp
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: about 4 days
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have Dysautonomia and asthma
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

This sounds like it's now become a boil with a collection of pus inside and unless that either drains on its own or is lanced and drained by a doctor antibiotics alone may not be sufficient to eradicate the infection

It now sounds as though you may be becoming septic from this.

You need to see the NP again immediately to have this lanced

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thank you very much
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 5 months ago.

My pleasure

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