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Can you tell me the best OTC treatment for mosquito bites? Thank you.

Can you tell me the best OTC treatment  for mosquito bites?  Thank you.

Anti-itching meds: You can't "treat" mosquito bites, but you can treat the itching they cause. Topical antihistamines can help. Oral antihistamines will also reduce itching. In more severe cases, you can apply topical steroids such as Hydrocortisone or triamcinolone. ...Read more

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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Treatment for a mosquito bite? it 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Treatment for a mosquito bite? it 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Calamine Lotion: Try that along with some OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching. If not improving see ur doctor to make sure it's not infected do you may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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Are there any good treatments for mosquito bites?

Are there any good treatments for mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?

I have lots of mosquito bites even though I use repellent. They swell and are really gross and itchy any treatments?

Basil leaf: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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I have horrible skin!i scratch mosquito bites raw and unsightly scars.What are natural remedies?I can't go for laser treatments or to a plastic surgeon

I have horrible skin!i scratch mosquito bites raw and unsightly scars.What are natural remedies?I can't go for laser treatments or to a plastic surgeon

Protection: Best thing to do is to spray mosquito replant before you get in mosquito area; most likely you dont need any plastic surgeon, benadryl and calamine lotion good choice . May need cortisone cream. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve mosquito bites irritation?

What is the best way to relieve mosquito bites irritation?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve itching from mosquito bites?

What's the best way to relieve itching from mosquito bites?

Itching: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or can apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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How do I find what's the best home remedy for curing mosquito bites?

How do I find what's the best home remedy for curing mosquito bites?

Home remedies: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy for taking the itch out of mosquito bites?

Which is the best home remedy for taking the itch out of mosquito bites?

Remedies: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more

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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about mosquito bite?

Zoonosis: Prevent a mosquito bite that might carry: multiple encephalitis diseases like west nile, eastern equine, la crosse.Then malaria and dengue.Deet is the best. Avon skin so soft not. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best defence against mosquito bites.Thanks?

Mosquito Defense: There are now two different synthetic chemical ingredients used in formulating insect repellents that are roughly equivalent in effectiveness, namely deet and picaridin. There are also a number of natural products that claim repellency but are generally less effective. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop mosquito bites before they happen?

What is the best way to stop mosquito bites before they happen?

Prevention: Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents. ...Read more

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I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

I have a really bad sunburn and am covered with mosquito bites. What are the best remedies to relieve the symptoms separately?

Sunburn Care: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more

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My two months baby has hard spot of mosquito bite which was bitten a few week's before .. how to cure it and will it cause any problem to my?

My two months baby has  hard spot of mosquito  bite which was  bitten a     few week's before .. how to cure it and will it cause any problem to  my?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that a mosquito bite would stay for several weeks. I suspect that the spot is from something else and your doctor may be able to help you in determining what the cause may be. ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-histamine to get for itching from mosquito bites?

Which is the best anti-histamine to get for itching from mosquito bites?

Varies with people: Each individual may differ in their response to an antihistamine. Diphenhydramine is usually very effective, but also causes sedation which limits its use. Cetirizine is also an effective antihistamine with less sedative effects. Prescription topical steroids can also help the itch and swelling. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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