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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. HECTOR Franco
45 years experience in Dermatology
Not a good idea: "popping" or pinching of insect bites does not speed up their resolution and may lead to scarring or infection.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience in Dermatology
Topical cream/lotion: Usually cortisone-10 or calamine lotion would help.
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Insect bites: Speaking from personal experience, hornet bites.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cheryl Levin
15 years experience in Dermatology
Different: Common over the counter treatments for insect bites include ice application, washing the area thoroughly (and trying to avoid scratching) to prevent i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Insect bites ?: See a dermatologist to see if they are really insect bites and not something else.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but: You really shouldn't. You run the risk of prematurely aging your skin as well as increased risk of skin cancers.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Be seen.: First question is are they really insect bites or some other rash? Some people can have an allergic reaction to insect bites called papular urticaria. ... Read More

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