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Insect bites on scalp

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know what: Insect bit you but a bed bug can leave telltale sign of a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Topical cream/lotion: Usually cortisone-10 or calamine lotion would help.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Insect bites: Apply ice or cold compresses to reduce the swell then make a paste out of meat tenderizer. And apply to the bite. The enzymes present in the tenderize... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology 19 years experience
Ice and cortisone: Apply cool compresses, cortisone cream and you can take an antihistamine.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Unlikely: There are many ways to try to treat or soothe insect bites, but applying anything warm is not one of them. With most insect bites, there is a histami... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Appaji Gondi
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Yes: Biting insects like mosquitoes and gnats usually cause swelling, redness and itching at the site of bite. However, stinging insects like honey bees, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Not indicated for it: Amoxicillin is not indicated for insect bites as it is an antibiotic, and indicated for infections, if insect bites get infected than it may be consid... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Lymph Nodes: Regional lymph nodes may react to nearby insect bites
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
They don't: Antibiotics are not generally of any use for insect bites.They will self heal over several days to a week.If the bite were also infected, the speed of... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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You can't: They will resolve on their own.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: It is neither beneficial or harmful.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Insect bites: Any insect bite can burn and itch but fire ants are the ones that probably are on the top of the list. You should seek medical care right away if this... Read More

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