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how do I treat a swelling caused from a centipede bite

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Local care: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply a cold compress for 10-15 minutes. If the area around the bite becomes increasingly red, swollen or tender, ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Could be: Keflex (cephalexin) is good for skin structure infections, so it should provide relatively broad coverage for an insect bite. If not getting better, ... Read More
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Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That depends: A centipede pinches the skin with hollowed legs that inject venom. This will leave 2 puncture wounds w pain, redness ; swelling. This pain usually r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Death is rare in USA: If you experience headache, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, swollen lymph nodes, increased blood pressure or significant tissue damage after a centip ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
29 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Ice and benedryl: Ice the area with a towel between the ice bag and the bite. Over the counter drugs that you could use include benedryl ointment or tablets if severe a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
CRPS: Hi, An exercise program to keep the painful limb or body part moving can improve blood flow and lessen the circulatory symptoms including swelling. pl ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Yes: Chemotherapy goes throughout the body and can be used to treat widespread lymphoma.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: It would be of great importance to know what kind of insect bit or stung you. Please get to see your family physician for a diagnosis and treatment as ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bites: Keep the insect bite area clean. Keep him from scratching at the site. You can give him a tepid bath with a little baking soda or aveeno (oatmeal powd ... Read More
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