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Hi I like know something last Monday I got a bite on my arm

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Hi I like know something last Monday I got a bite on my arm and it was all hoe red and swollen the next day it did improve by Wednesday a bit but now it has started to get painful again and can feel the little lump on my arm where I got bit is it safe to leave it I did go my gp he said was infected that was Tuesday gave me antib but not working very well should I worry
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
It really depends on which antibiotic
What antibiotic were you given?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I got Flucillin 500mg at one a day four times
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
This should be good
You should see improvement within 4 days, if not, then there might be an abscess that needs to be drained, with the sample sent to the lab.
I would continue the antibiotic and do hot compresses.
At day 4 talk to your doctor if you are not seeing definite improvement.
Or if you think it is getting worse, talk to your doctor sooner.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
thanks
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