A 32-year-old male asked:
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my husband is experiencing itchy insect bite . the following also describe him: skin redness or irritation and skin swelling. what should he do?

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Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Insect bite: Try some over the counter anti itch cream. Even baking soda with water paste would work.
Answered on Dec 23, 2017
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Warm compresses: Minor insect bites will usually resolve by themselves. Itching is relieved with an antihistamine such as benadryl (diphenhydramine). If after 2 days the redness or swelling increases, or if fever, or if any red streaks appear, that can be a sign of infection, and should be evaluated by your doctor right away.
Answered on Dec 23, 2017

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