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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go ... Read More

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Allergist: there are a number of Allergists in Madison. I am not familiar with any of them. As it is obvious she has been treated by someone I would call her pri ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
36 years experience Dermatology
Avoid fragrances: Gnats might be attracted to traces of fragrances on your body from personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and antiperspirant. Eve ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ebner
18 years experience Dermatology
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fi ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Anti itch cream: Over the counter , Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
All bites...: By insects are basically treated the same way, usually with corticosteroid creams, plus an antibiotic if an infection should develop. And remember to ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Steroid cream: Prescription cream will be more effective but you can try otc hydrocortisone. Otc antihistamine may help. Cirtirazine or Loratadine are far preferable ... Read More
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Dr. Joel Sabean
51 years experience Dermatology
Two I like: I like an oil of clove stick to dab the lesions for relief and calendula containing creams for broader areas of relief.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Farmer
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Or could be more severe deer fly bites! Take antihistamine and topical steroid cream, hydrocotisone, if fever develops or they don't improve soon see ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
37 years experience Dentistry
Sure, but....: It won't hurt anything, but it won't do much. Taking benedryl is better. Ice, topical anesthetics and calalmine lotion on the bite itself can also h ... Read More
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