A 49-year-old member asked:
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how to get rid of bug bites?

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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Treat appropriately: I suspect that the bugs are no longer around and that you had reactions limited to the skin. You can use OTC antihistamines, such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or at night diphenhydramine. You can apply cold compresses, and then a "cocktail" of Sarna with pramoxime (good anti-itch lotion) with hydrocortisone 1% 2-4 times daily. If this treatment does not help, see a physician.
Answered on Aug 24, 2018

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