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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

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Bite Back If You Can: First, try not to scratch--just makes it worse and a setup for an infection. Next, cool compress. Next, topical steroid cream. You can get 1% hydrocor ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience in Dermatology
Bites no more: Use an insecticide spray such as "off" the repellant should be applied at night and especially applied to the arms and legs.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Deet: Some think that b-6 might be a little helpful but studies have no borne this out. Deet is by far the best agent and is readily available. Its only d ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Davidson
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Cetirizine? It can.: Yes, in some cases Zyrtec, or cetirizine as a generic, can help with bug bites. Sometimes it's not quite enough, however, and stronger antihistamines ... Read More
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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 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Get DEET: Most things listed as repellent have little or no effect. DEET is the most effective by far. Other substances may act as attractant at times.
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 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sneider
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Various things work: I would suggest that you stay clean, but don't wash or scrub the bites too much. Sarna lotion and any treatment for poison ivy, including Hydrocortiso ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Any that...: ...Contain deet, at this time deet is the most effective repellent.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
You can use : Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help control itching. Alternatively - mix 2 parts baking soda and one part water. Apply to affected area 5 to 6 times a ... Read More
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Steroid creams: A steroid cream would be helpful. Oral antihistamines are helpful as well. Do not use creams with antihistamines in the cream.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience in Pediatrics
Stop scratching: One you stop scratching the scab will form and they will stop bleeding. Apply gentle pressure until the bleeding stops.
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarah Kohl
34 years experience in Travel Medicine
Only if allergic: Insect repellents such as 20% picardin or 30% deet are well tolerated by most people, including babies. A few will develop an allergic rash.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Medication: Use Hydrocortisone cream or a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
36 years experience in Dentistry
Stay indoors :): Seriously, the best way is to not go where ticks live. The next best strategies are to wear appropriate clothing...Long pants, long sleeves, hat, and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Do you know what bugs? Spider , mosquito, bed bug, fire ant, tic? Your reactions may indeed vary. Scratching the bites is a major factor influencin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Hang it all around your bed (all 4 sides). If there's a canopy, it's easier to hang it from there. Otherwise, tack it to the ceiling. When you get i ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) gel: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a commonly used anti-histamine which comes as a topical gel and can be used on mosquitoe bites to relieve itching. It i ... Read More
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