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Antibiotic For Insect Bite
They don't: Antibiotics are not generally of any use for insect bites. They will self heal over several days to a week. If the bite were also infected, the speed of action would depend on the type of infection involved. ...Read more
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
I am a 23 yr old female and about 2 days ago started getting a sore tounge with a white color which spread to my inner cheeks? I am currently on 2 antibiotics for an infected insect bite. Doxcyline and bactrim ds. For the past 4 days and today just disco
From your history and explanation of symptoms, it sounds like you are dealing with thrush. Thrush is a yeast infection that affects the mouth and tongue. It can result from a person taking antibiotics. This happens because the antibiotics tends to kill bacteria in your body (both good and bad bacteria) the good bacteria, believe it or not, maintains a normal balance in your mouth, and when this is interrupted (by antibiotics in your case) yeast tends to overgrow and cause infection.
The treatment is with an anti-fungal medication that is oral. You "swish" it around in your mouth then swallow it. It can only be prescribed by a doctor. If you are unable to see your doctor, you can go to an urgent care or walk in clinic for treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more
Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.
Yes and no:
A poisonous insect bite that is not superinfected with bacterial infection will not be helped by antibiotic treatment. If there is bacterial superinfection with streptococcus sp. Or methicillin sensitive staph. Aureus it will improve with cephalexin (keflex) treatment.
This antibiotic is not active against mrsa. ...Read more
It is active: Against much staphylococci.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thought was insect bite, but Dr said it's Cellulitis. On antibiotics and pills for 5days. Will it go??? Cefuzine500mg- Brufen600- ReparilDragees- Omiz
No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infection present, which does sometimes happen if bacteria gets into the bite. Most bites do well with a mild cortisone cream and antihistamines for the itching, but if pain or significant tenderness develops, see your doctor. ...Read more
Few days: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. Antibiotics usually work within 72 hours, if you don't see improvement call your doctor. ...Read more
Antibiotic action: Antibiotics take at least 6 hours to start working. There should be moderate improvement within 48 to 72 hours - less swelling, less tenderness, less hardness. ...Read more
I have an insect bite that turned into an open sore & now itches, hurts and oozes occasionally. Tried antibiotic cream hasn't helped. What should I do?
My son got an infected insect bite 2 months ago and the doctor prescribed antibiotics which helped with the oozing of pus but now he has a hard lump?
Enlarged lymph node at right side back of neck soreness of skin below scalp eight days antibiotics not working still. Can it be a insect bite?
No: Why would you feel the need to get rid of it so quickly when it will resolved itself over a few days? ...Read more
Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more
That bites.: Depending on the critter, a cytotoxic protein may have been deposited in to the wound. These chemicals can certainly inhibit healing. Some are unstable when heat is applied. A wound that won't heal can certainly lead to potential problems. If this continues, have the bite evaluated. ...Read more
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See below: All insect bites can cause local reactions which include redness, swelling, warmth and itch and this is normal bit sometimes, a person can have what is called a "large local reaction" which is a very vigorous version of the local reaction but is not necessarily an "allergic reaction". Some people can be very allergic to bee stings which can cause anaphylaxis. As for other bites, it is possible. ...Read more