A 38-year-old member asked:
How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dermatology 28 years experience
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dermatology 49 years experience
Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected. Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Local care: Wash thoroughly with soap. Then apply over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the itchy bumps; also Sarna lotion is good for itchy rashes. Cut nails so that the scratching won't break the skin. Lastly, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good medicine to stop the itching, although it will make you tired! Good for bedtime--take the benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or liquid; don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). I hope this helps!
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Last updated Feb 7, 2019
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