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how to stop fire ant bites from itching

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Tiny: Tiny red marks with inflammation, no pus, no drainage, their bites are too small, but if it gets infected, can cause complications.

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Hydrocortisone cream: Apply Hydrocortisone cream which is available over the counter, this will control itching. Keep clean and protected. Healing will occur but it has to ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Depends on reaction: Insect bites can cause a variety of reactions, ranging from infections, mild allergic reactions, serious allergic reactions, and "toxin" reactions (bu ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Insect bit: Get rid of the source of ants, and treat topically with anti itch cream.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Itching: Use otc oral antihistamine and topical Hydrocortisone cream.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1 ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Cortisone cream: Cortisone cream will take away the itch.
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A member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (diphen hydramine) will help itching although it may make you sleepy. Topically, you can try some Hydrocortisone cream ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Mosquito Bites: Mix baking soda and vinegar to make a thick paste. Apply the paste to the site of the mosquito bite. The chemistry of the paste will react with the to ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience in Pediatrics
Insect bites: Oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will stop the itching. Topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, hydrocortisone, roule gel, even mint toothpaste ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Can be helpful.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Baking soda/ h2O mix: Mix 1 part baking soda with one part water. Apply poultice to bites.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Please don't use this as a solution. You can store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It re ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Itching bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See DermYou: See your dermatologist for the best therapy. You can try over the counter Hydrocortisone and antihistamines.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is essential to: Eradicate the bed bugs. In the meantime, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can be helpful to reduce itching. Good luck.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Cold: Cold compresses can e helpful, as well as soothing lotions and shake lotions such as calamine. Bromelain orally can help insect bites resolve in 1-2 d ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Itching: It is a cycle, the more your itch, the area of insect bite will get more inflammed and it will make you itch worst. Avoid itching as much as possible ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Use 1%Hydrocortisone: Use 1% Hydrocortisone cream available over the counter and that may help, and you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if too much itching.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Flea bites: Use antiseptic soap to wash flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone on the bites or use antihistamines for itching. A pas ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Anti itch : There is an anti itch cream made for over the counter use. This usually has a mild steroid in it. Never itch it , this will releases more of the subst ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
Allergy: You can use benedryl gel locally. Any time you think your infant got an insect bite, wash the area with soap and water immediately and use a moistur ... Read More
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