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Posted by: Katie | 2004/10/20

Insect Bite??

Hi CD,

I noticed a bump on my upper arm about 3 months ago. I ignored it as I thought it was a pimple. The bump is still there, and about 3 weeks ago, while rubbing cream on my arms, it popped. I could feel the pop, and a lot of pus came out. The bump is still there, and its gotten hard. In the mornings - same story - pus comes out. I treated it with Dettol because I thought my clothes were causing the dirt to go in. Now I've covered it with a plaster and anti-septic cream. Should I have it checked out?

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Katie, if it doesn’t clear up by the end of the week the safest would be to see your doctor about it. In the meantime you can continue using the antiseptic cream. Good luck.

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