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i have mosquito bites that are swollen, warm and red and itch. i've tried oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) anf benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream but they still hurt snd itch. what else?

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Dr. Rodrigo Argenal
21 years experience Pediatrics
Topical steroid : Try Hydrocortisone 1% two to three times a day as needed. It is anti inflammatory. It should work a little better.
Answered on Apr 5, 2016
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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
cool ice compresses too!
May 15, 2012

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