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what are home remedies to help mosquito bites?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Cool/ice packs: Putting on something cold usually helps the itch. Also you can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream. Calamine lotion is also soothing.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Remedies: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or 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 for itching.

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My baby got a mosquito bite, and now it looks infected; what should I do?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Call your doctor: A mosquito bite (or any skin lesion) that appears infected needs to be examined. If your doctor agrees it is infected, they will prescribe the appropriate treatment.
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Are there any home remedies for pain?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Depends on cause: Home remedy pain relief will depend on the type of pain being treated. Musculoskeletal pain can be controlled by ice, or occasionally heat, rest, and immobilization. Pain to the head, chest, or abdomen should be evaluated by your doctor to make sure something more serious is not occurring.
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Are there home remedies to treat pinworm?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not in the U.S.: Vermox is the medication for pinworms. In the U.S., Vermox is by prescription only. I have heard that in some other countries, pinworm medication is over-the-counter.
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Are there any good home remedies that can prevent stds?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Chastity belts: Anything you can come up with to keep someone from having sex. If your using those home remedies, and you never have sex (even oral, anal or digital) then you wont get an std. But if you have sex, there are no 'home remedies' to prevent infection. Sorry...
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Are there any home remedies to relieve gas?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Possibly: Some say sodium bicarbonate will help relieve gas.

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