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Best Antihistamine For Insect Bites
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
Insect bite /Allergy: Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl 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 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a reaction to insect bites. I have Extra Strength Benadryl Nighttime, 1 50mg pill isn't working can I take 2?
Benadryl: 50mg is the recommended dose but adults can take 400mg in 24 hours. Take 50mg 30 minutes before bedtime and if not effective by 30 minutes repeat the dose. If this is making you drowsy the following day you know it is too much. Your size and weight may have a lot to do with your dose. All the best. ...Read more
3 slightly raised red patches, 5/8" diam, inside forearm.Itch very mild.Noticed yesterday. Used benadryl, lidex + cool compresses.Hive? Insect bites?
I have a insect bite intolerance. Yesterday i had another bite, I'm taking prednison 30 mg p/day (5 days) and Benadryl 50 mg. Cooling makes it worse.
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I have heard that over-the-counter Benadryl can decrease swelling after an insect bite. Generally, how many mgs. Is needed to decrease the swelling?
Insect bite: Benadryl treats allergic reactions. Amoxicillin treats a small number of bacterial infections, but not all of them. Cortisone cream relieves some inflammatory skin lesions like eczema and poison ivy. Insect bites can lead to any of these problems, and your treatments may be insufficiently powerful. Or maybe it's a staph infection, which is resistant to amoxicillin. ...Read more
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