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Bug bites on childs legs that wont go away allergy?

Bug bites on childs legs that wont go away allergy?

See doctor: If they are not going away they could have a bacterial infection that needs a prescription antibiotic. Allergy is also a possibility. See the doctor to find out what they are and why they are not resolving. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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How come bug bite wont go away?

How come bug bite wont go away?

Depends....: Bug bites can cause different reactions in people depending on what the bug is, how sensitive the person is, whether the person has an allergic reaction to the bug bite and if the person irritates the area by scratching it If the redness around the bite is large and is warm to touch then it could be infected Some bug bites can take several weeks to completely go away- topical steroid cream helps ...Read more

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Why wont my scratches and bug bites go away?

Why wont my scratches and bug bites go away?

Depends...: ...On how long they have been present. Bites and scratches take time to heal. If it has been a few days, be patient. If it has been weeks or longer, you may have an underlying problem that is preventing you from healing. See your doctor if that is the case. ...Read more

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Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Can flea bites cause scars that won't go away?

Yes: Especially if you scratch them. Most scars will improve in appearance in a year or less. ...Read more

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What to do about insect bites that won't go away?

Be seen.: First question is are they really insect bites or some other rash? Some people can have an allergic reaction to insect bites called papular urticaria...Easily treated and must eliminate the bugs (usually fleas). ...Read more

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How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

How to make it go away! itchy mosquito bite-like bumps on legs?

Flea bites: On legs only-probably flea bites. Any dogs or cats? Get them flea collars. Buy some solarcaine spray and Hydrocortisone cream and the itching will be stopped. ...Read more

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How might you make mosquito bites go away quickly?

How might you make mosquito bites go away quickly?

Reduce symptoms.: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or 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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When do scabies bites go away after treatment?

When do scabies bites go away after treatment?

Healing: It normally takes a few days up to 1 and even 2 weeks depending on the areas of skin involved, your general and local immune status. ...Read more

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Will my scabies bites go away overnight with cream?

Will my scabies bites go away overnight with cream?

It take more than: That. If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will. ...Read more

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How long til these flea bites go away?

How long til these flea bites go away?

Depends: If uninfected, they should heal within a week. If irritated and scratched, they will last longer, scar up and may become infected. Avoid scratching and apply an antibiotic ointment and keep them clean to enhance healing. May also apply a "liquid bandaid" that looks like clear nail polish to slow itching and infection. Topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is useless as are steroids. ...Read more

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I have red dime size bloches that itch scabs and hurt like infected wont go away 6 monthsmonths neosporone and first aid spray makes it bearable but won't go away?

I have red dime size bloches that itch scabs and hurt like infected wont go away 6 monthsmonths neosporone and first aid spray  makes it bearable but won't go away?

Dermatologist: Since this problem has been going on for so long I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Insect bites could be one possibility. ...Read more

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How do I make bug bites and scratched spots go away quickly? What's a good cream?

How do I make bug bites and scratched spots go away quickly?  What's a good cream?

Early or late.: It really depends on if they are new or established. Early wounds may be treated with Hydrocortisone to prevent post inflammatory hyperpigmentation if not infected. Older scars may benefit from tradional methods with resurfacing, peels, dermabrasion, laser, bleaching, or even excision. ...Read more

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Infected pimples on chin that wont go away?

Infected pimples on chin that wont go away?

Acne: It is more likely to get larger, tender, draining pimples that may become infected if they are picked, popped or scratched. I would recommend seeing your doctor to get some medications--topical or oral--to improve and control your acne. ...Read more

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How to get bug bites to go away within 30 hours?

How to get bug bites to go away within 30 hours?

Steroid Cream: Try an over-the-counter steroid cream to help with large local reactions to bug bites resolve more quickly. ...Read more

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Insect bite swollen and filled blister how long should it take to go away ?

Insect bite swollen and filled blister how long should it take to go away ?

Insect bite: It can take up to a week but do NOT squeeze the blister, in case of pain or itching you can place some Aloe Vera gel there is one that comes with Lidocaine you can applied it to the area every couple of hours, ...Read more

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When should spider bite swelling go away?

When should spider bite swelling go away?

That depends mostly: On which type of spider bit you. Some spider bites may cause almost no symptoms where as the aftermath of a brown recluse spider may take many months to fully heal. ...Read more

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How can I make the escama rash red bumps go away?

How can I make the escama rash red bumps go away?

Eczema: See a dermatologist for medications including eucrisa, or topical steroids to help for flares. Keep the skin well moisturized with CeraVe cleanser and lotion to prevent irritation. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my flea bites go away?

Depends...: ...On how many you have and how long you've had them. With aggressive treatment by a dermatologist, they can clear in as little as a few days, but no reputable doctor can pinpoint a timeframe; everyone responds differently to treatment. Obviously, you need to make sure the source of the fleas has been eliminated so you don't get a whole new set of bites after the present ones clear. ...Read more

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