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Can You Use Neosporin On A Bug Bite On A Penis
Tick bite: Ice and Hydrocortisone cream work well. If you are certain it's a tick, you should visit your doctor because you can get a disease from ticks called lyme's disease which is very easy to treat right after a tick bite but nearly impossible to get rid of in later stages. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use an antibiotic cream on flea bites on my butt area. I was taking care of puppies and got flea bites.
Safe but: For wounds such as small insect bites and small abrasions etc I prefer to tell patients to use soap and water to clean and keep area dry. You are quite able to treat such minor insults to your body. If any pain or wetness persists then using an antibiotic cream is completely justified and safe. ...Read more
Flea vs Zit.: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. Pimples don't itch & are often found on face, head, chest & back. ...Read more
Depends on Reason: Depending on the reason/condition you would need cream, will give you the answer. Certainly, a "diaper dermatitis" is the most common and is really a type of contact dermatitis caused by a wet moist environment. Change the diaper regularly, and keep the area dry and clean. Desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) cream (zinc oxide) works well for this common condition, but get eval for proper visual diagnosis for best tx. ...Read more
I have a bite on my thigh on the outside area but I'm not sure if its a spider bite how can I tell if its a spider?
Spider bites: Spider bites are usually appreciated as 2 "dots" on the skin which are close together. Most people who see me in the ER are usually concerned about whether they are at risk for further problems from a spider bite. Those problems fall into several categories: Allergic reactions, infection, and direct toxic effects, as seen most commonly with the black widow and brown recluse spider in my area. ...Read more
Small bite from a mini dachshund on the side of my face, it bled a bit, and i cleaned it with soap & water and neosporn, will it be fine on its own?
Dog bite: assuming dog is current with vaccines and you are as well (at least with tetanus) - it should heal on its own - I would continue the neosporin until it scabs over - Vit E (prick the capsule with a small needle) will help with any scarring after it scabs. Multiple bites or bites that penetrate into the mouth cavity need to be evaluated by a physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi a daycare used a Mr Clean Magic eraser on my sons leg. It caused a rug burn effect. What kind of cream can I put on it?
Not to worry: You can not get aid's from a mosquito. Take care. ...Read more
How do you know if you got a spider bite vs. Something else like an ingrown hair or other irritation? My husband got a red bump on his stomach with redness surrounding it. After a few days it is barely starting to look better. If it was/is a spider bite
Hello. : Hello. Many spider bites cause no significant health problems. I don't know if he had a spider bite. Some spider bites have a black eschar (scab) in the middle and the skin around it is lighter colored (necrotic tissue). I am answering this six days after it was written, so hopefully it has healed by now. If it is red, hot, tender, swollen or purulent this many days out, then he may have an infection that would benefit from evaluation. ...Read more
It may be more: difficult to see skin reaction to bite - such as erythema. ...Read more
Potentially: There is potential for that reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe? no!: That insect bite on the knee may actually ber a community acquired staph infection, whcih may complicate into an infected bursitis. Since clinical efficacy is measured by a decrease in swelling, erythema, pain, any ethical doctor would be appalled if the knee were not examined prior to prescribing an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would be: Inclined to encourage you to get this medically evaluated as it may not be a tick or bug bite on that location. ...Read more
Likely make it worse: A far eastern ritual called coin rubbing is occasionally used by "healers".They rub coins between the ribs as treatment for lung infections.The process produced hickey like petechial hemorrhages under the skin where rubbing is done.I don't know where you would have heard this might help but I would never recommend it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bruise in the shape of a ring around a bite and a bruised area from other bites on my leg. Whatt bug or insect do you think did it?
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