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A 39-year-old female asked:

how can i stop insect bites from itching? calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes. antihistamines don't hel

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Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 20 years experience
If: If topicalanti histamine did not work, try antihistamine by mouth and try tepid bath.
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Insect bite /Allergy: Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc. You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days.

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Last updated Nov 8, 2020

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