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A 34-year-old member asked:

I need some advice for baby's infected insect bite?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Apply cream: Check bite site for any superficial pus, worsening inflammation, redness or tenderness. You can use antiseptic wash (e.g. savlon) followed by antibiotic cream (neosporin). Monitor for fever or signs of systemic infection

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of infected insect bite?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Pain, redness: An infected insect bite will get more painful and redder as time passes. The area involved will also increase, and it may swell and start to drain. Warm compresses can help you clear the area over time; most minor skin infections don't need oral antibiotics, but if it's not improving with home care you might, so see your dr if it doesn't clear on it's own.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How can I treat an infected insect bite?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Depends on Severity: If the degree of inflammation is mild, topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) three times per day may resolve the infection. However, for a bite that has pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and/or a yellowish exudate, consultation with a physician for appropriate treatment including systemic antibiotics is indicated.
Last updated Jan 1, 2018
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