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What can I do to reduce the swelling of a bug bite on my eye lid?

What can I do to reduce the swelling of a bug bite on my eye lid?

Several Things: You can apply ice to the area for 5 minutes or so at a time. In addition, you may take benadryl (diphenhydramine) and motrin. If you have a history of allergic reactions to this kind of thing be mindful of worsening local and systemic symptoms that may prompt need to see a physician in person for additional treatment. ...Read more

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What do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

What do bed bug bites on the eye lids look like?

If the lesions are : Only on the eye lids - i would be doubtful that they were bedbugs. Bites are usually in areas that are exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck & legs. I can only describe bed bug bites in general (not specific to eye area). Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several >. ...Read more

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What is commonly used to help a bug bite right over my eye?

What is commonly used to help a bug bite right over my eye?

Relax: See an eye doctor just to make sure it's not infected. Otherwise an ophthalmologist can treat it topically. Warm compresses and anti-allergy meds can help. If its infected you may need antibiotics. That is assuming it truly is a bug bite. I have seen full abscesses be passed off as big bites. Better off getting it checked out. Feel better. ...Read more

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Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

Could a bug bite cause a lazy eye in toddlers?

No: But, if the bite is near the eye and causes swelling around the eye, it may look as if the eye is not moving correctly. ...Read more

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Swelling around eye area caused by bug bite last night. Should I do something?

Swelling around eye area caused by bug bite last night. Should I do something?

Bug bite: Do not scratch or rub the area. You can try otc Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 but do not get the cottisone in your eyes used twice a day. If no improvement within 2-3 days, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can a child have a bulls-eye bug-bite mark and have something else instead of Lyme disease?

Can a child have a bulls-eye bug-bite mark and have something else instead of Lyme disease?

Anything is possible: But if the child has been in any area where there may be deer ticks they should be treated for lyme disease without waiting for serologic confirmation. ...Read more

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