Insect Bites - Experience

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Published: January 12

I was bitten by some insect about a week ago and don’t know what bit me. Just above my left ankle it began to swell and itch like crazy. It has gone down some but is bruised in a few spots. It still hurts a little and itches. I have only been using a store bought antibiotic cream. I wonder if I should seek medical attention..

Published: June 29

I was bitten by some insect 24 hours ago. Last night at 3 am I was awakened by a soreness in my thigh. The top of my thigh has become very sore to the touch and I have just noticed a 'worm' type movement under my skin starting at the bite sight toward my body..