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A 36-year-old member asked:

how to numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and aspirin?

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Dr. John Goldman
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.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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.

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Last updated Sep 25, 2012

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