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antibiotic for insect bite

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
They don't: Antibiotics are not generally of any use for insect bites.They will self heal over several days to a week.If the bite were also infected, the speed of ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sharath Reniguntala
14 years experience Family Medicine
It should be : Suprax also knows as Cefixime is an antibiotic in the cephalosporin family. It should be safe for cellulitis as long as you are not allergic to cephal ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
From : From your history and explanation of symptoms, it sounds like you are dealing with thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mouth and tong ... Read More
Dr. Randy Nolf
42 years experience Periodontics
Yeast: A normal inhabitant of your mouth along with bacteria is yeast. An antibiotic can upset the normal balance by killing the friendly bacteria. Yeast o ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Follow up: A wound that is unresponsive to traditional over the counter remedies for more than 2 weeks, would require assessment by a medical provider for an acc ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infect ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: A poisonous insect bite that is not superinfected with bacterial infection will not be helped by antibiotic treatment. If there is bacterial superinf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
It is active: Against much staphylococci.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Fever? pain?: You neglected to describe the location, size, appearance, depth, or feeling associated with the "insect bite". Best to see a dermatologist. Most diagn ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
If correct: For an infection you need and antibiotic specific for the germ. If not you won't be able to have it be effective. Sometimes besides in appropriate ant ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Usually antibiotics takes 24-48 hours to help for an infected insect bite. The duration of effectiveness depends on severity of infection, organism, r ... Read More
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