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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
ICE: may help the pain/swelling/itching Hope this helps! Dr Z

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Fly bite?: Flies can transfer germs from one surface to another by their mere contact. I don’t know them to be vectors or hosts like mosquitoes.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Treatment:: Sand fly bites need to be treated immediately to counteract the bacteria, or venom, that has just been deposited underneath the skin. Mixing one part ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
51 years experience General Practice
Minimize scratching.: To minimize your scratching, use a topical hydrocortisone cream and an oral antihistamine. If those don't help or the bite is getting larger, painful, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
A horsefly actually: Takes a chomp out of your skin and it can contain pathogens.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
22 years experience Pediatrics
Fly Bite: It's never recommended to start antibiotic medication without examination by a doctor. Though infected bites do need to be treated with antibiotics, i ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Signs of a deer fly bite can last quite a long time.They can also wax and wane for a period of time. If the area becomes painful, hot or increasing si ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
About 1 week: Watch for any signs of infection. It the site is getting bigger, is warm or tender, or if there is any drainage have it checked. Keeping it clean and ... Read More
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Dr. Stephen Scholand
23 years experience Infectious Disease
Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions - and depending on your history of allergy you may need to b ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Because deer fly may carry infections.

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