Infected insect bite?

Was bitten by an insect I did not manage to see. After 24h the swelling was great. Doctor gave me a cortizone shot just in case. The redness has now spread extensively all over my upper arm and is now working its way down my lower arm.Have now started antibiotics. When should the symptoms start receeding?

3 Answers

  • Holly
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    If the antibiotic is what you need, you should start to notice some change within 24 hours. Either feeling better, or not spreading, decreased swelling. I agree that you need to keep in close contact with your doctor. Take pictures of your arm so if it gets worse, you can show how much. Good Luck.

  • 4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    keep in close touch with the doctor, in case the antibiotics fail to work - they may need to be switched - so watch it carefully...

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