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how long does rash associated with infected insect bites last

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Evan Hirsch
9 years experience Integrative Medicine
Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. Depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal s ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Try this but see MD: If it's truly infected, i would suggest you see your md to check. If it's just red and itchy, try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tablets, ice, calamine l ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
56 years experience Pediatrics
Insect bites: Infection happens usually because of scratching. If the insect bite gets swollen, red, hard and tender, it's probably infection and will need an antib ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you truly have cellulitis from any source, it needs to be treated with antibiotics.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Don't Scratch: If it looks "bad" it sounds like it might already be infected and he needs to see his physician. To prevent infection, no scratching and apply neospo ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
41 years experience Dermatology
Should resolve : While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. T ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Karim
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Apply cream: Check bite site for any superficial pus, worsening inflammation, redness or tenderness. You can use antiseptic wash (e.g. savlon) followed by antibiot ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Insect bites: wash hands well, try to cut finger nail short and try not to touch the infected area. apply antibiotic ointment
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If you think you have an infection then you should see the doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
35 years experience Travel Medicine
Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral anti ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. You would save more money b ... Read More

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