A 30-year-old member asked:
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if i develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your physician: If one has an allergic reaction to a insect sting or bite then an appointment with their physician is appropriate. Depending upon what the stinging insect was, the age of the patient and the reaction that occured will determine what further workup and treatment in needed.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Allergy: Lots of different meds can be used. Antihistamines are very common but stopping the medicine (or other thing) that causes the reaction is the first thing to do, if known. Topical and systemic steroids are also commonly used (orally or injected).
Answered on Aug 11, 2017

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