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allergic reaction to gnat bites

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farmer
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Or could be more severe deer fly bites! Take antihistamine and topical steroid cream, hydrocotisone, if fever develops or they don't improve soon see ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Allergy: Insect venom is made usually of proteins. Our immune system can develop antibodies to these venom proteins. This reaction will cause certain immune sy ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite..And the type of insect involved, if known...Dependi ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your physician: If one has an allergic reaction to a insect sting or bite then an appointment with their physician is appropriate. Depending upon what the stinging in ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
INSECT BITE ALLERGY: It depends on the allergic reaction. If it is only itchy bumps, hc cream or other steroids plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) intake will suffice. If th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Time of exposure: Sometimes it takes many exposures to an allergen for noticeable symptoms appear upon re exposure
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Avoid fragrances: Gnats might be attracted to traces of fragrances on your body from personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and antiperspirant. Eve ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
17 years experience Dermatology
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anti itch cream: Over the counter , Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

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