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A 43-year-old female asked:

what looks like bug bites on scalp appearing overnight. very itchy. on back of head. no sign of bed bugs or hair lice. how can i treat and stop. ?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Cortisone cream: I would advise using a topical cortisone cream and keeping the scalp clean with a gentle shampoo. watch for signs of infection. Please follow up with your physician.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Topical creme: Hydrocortisone ointment
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
But bites: A cluster of bug bites in one area overnight is suspicious of bed bugs. They often are elusive and I recommend you Google how and where to best look for them.

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