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Updated October 22, 2010

This bug bite was already starting to improve the next day, a good sign that it wasn't infected.
A bug bite that many parents would assume to be infected.

A bug bite that many parents would assume to be infected.

Photo by Vincent Iannelli, MD

Redness, swelling, and warmth can be signs of a simple bug bite or a bug bite that has become infected.

Whether it is an ant bite, spider bite, or a bite from a mosquito or chigger, parents always get worried that they are infected.

The fact that this bug bite got better the next day without any treatment is a good sign that the bug bite wasn't infected.

An infected bug bite would likely have gotten worse on the day or two after the bug bite first occurred, with the redness around the bug bite spreading, increased pain, and even fever.

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