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what to do for infected insect bite besides avoid scratching?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See doctor: Seek medical attention as you will likely need antibiotics for treatment of the infections.

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