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How do i prevent mosquito bites from itching?

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Dr. Morris Westfried answered

Specializes in Dermatology

Cold: Cold compresses can e helpful, as well as soothing lotions and shake lotions such as calamine. Bromelain orally can help insect bites resolve in 1-2 days.

Answered 12/8/2014

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Use anti-histamines: For bug bites, one can take over-the-counter claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching. Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 3-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites grow, ooze, or get painful, a doctor can evaluate.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Itching bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine.

Answered 9/28/2016

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