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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016
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