A 36-year-old member asked:
how to numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and aspirin?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
It may need Drainage: You need to see a physician. If you're having that much pain then i would be worried you have an abscess and this needs to be drained and then given antibiotics.
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Heat = worse: If it is an acute bite, then cool or cold compresses will relieve it, heat will make it worse. If it's been there a few days, and now it's painful or oozing, see your doctor.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 25, 2012
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