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    I have an insect bite with a red line trailing from it
    ShellieC524 posted:
    I woke up saturday (4/17/2010) with a itchy spot on my chest. Looked like a masquito bite. It is now 4/20/2010 and the bite is itchy. Looks like a sunburn. I believe this morning I noticed a red line about 3 inches long, looks like a sun burn as well...coming from the bite. What to do????
    Annie_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi ShellieC524,

    If you have an insect bite that you think may be infected please see your doctor for help.

    Here is a WebMD article about bug bites to help you:

    Bug Bites: Overview

    and this WebMD slideshow about bugs and bug bites .

    - Annie

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