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Leech bite

Last week during trekking, I had a leech bite on my leg. Now it became little red and itching sensation is there? Is it gonna be a problem ? Should I consult a doctor for this ? Any natural remedies ??
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Dr. Harsha
General Physician Bangalore
Hi there...I can understand your concern. It would have been better if you could have posted a photo. If there is only slight reddness then you need not do anything. Just apply a mild emollient or topical antibacterial cream. But if the redness increases, itching, burning sensation, blistering, then kindly consult a nearby dermatologist for further evaluation. You might need some topical antibacterial and steroid cream in such cases. The dermatologist will decide that.
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