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insect repellent medication

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Hochstein
23 years experience Podiatry
Big bites: Bed bug bites are usually self limiting and heal on their own in healthy patients. Cortisone creams or antihistamines may help with the symptoms. It c ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Bug bites: Nope. The tongue is one of the fastest healing organs in the body.
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
Depends on reaction: Do you know what kind of insect it was? Check for pain and swelling, discomfort. If she has difficulty eating or swallowing she needs to see a docto ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Diagnosis first: You first have to take him to the doctor to find out what the problem is. Once a diagnosis is made treatment will be a lot easier.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
See a DPM: After 4 months of symptoms, there has to be an evaluation. Don't guess what it could be. Consider going to the podiatrist to have a comprehensive fo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
DEET & Picardin: Effective insect control. Safe & effective: 30%deet, preferably in the ultra frormulation and 20% picardin are proven effective.Of course, if you are ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience Travel Medicine
None that work: Insect repellents are designed to repell insects, olive does not work. When your doctor recommend insect repellents it is to prevent the diseases inse ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OTC: antihistamine cream or oral , and an anti-itch cream to start with, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, that in addition to standard bedroom hygien ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Not recommended: They actually make otc products that have both repellant and sunscreen already commercially mixed. But i personally wouldn't put it on my toddler. Su ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time: These patches usually fade away or lighten significantly with time as long as you are not irritating them. A bleaching cream containing several ingred ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Neem, soybeacalendul: Soybean oil, meme oil , and citronella are herbal or plant products which have insect repellant properties.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience Dentistry
Probably not: I'm sure you can find some article on the internet that says insect repellant is killing us all, but I use it. Some people say that an ingredient cal ... Read More

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