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What cream or ointment to use for caterpillar bite?

What cream or ointment to use for caterpillar bite?

Caterpillar Sting: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or could apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Get medical care if effected area is not healing or you develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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What to do when bitten by a caterpillar?

Type of caterpillar: The type of caterpillar is important to know--to establish if is dangerous or not. Is area infected--any redness or pus--if so, should be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I was bitten by a caterpillar?

What to do if I was bitten by a caterpillar?

Caterpillar Stings: Remove caterpillar from skin w tweezers (not fingers). Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or take photo). > 50 ...Read more

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Caterpillar rash laid arm on?

Caterpillar rash laid arm on?

Agree w Dr. Fisher: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or take photo). > 50 species of caterpillars in US can cause painful lesions.> ...Read more

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I had a caterpillar sting and its not healing?

I had a caterpillar sting and its not healing?

Caterpillar sting: Get medical care if effected area is not healing or you develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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I got a caterpillar sting and its not healing. What to do?

Caterpillar Sting: Get medical care if effected area is not healing or you develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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Will I need to go to the hospital from a caterpillar sting?

That depends: Remove caterpillar from skin w tweezers (not fingers). Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or take photo). > 50 ...Read more

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I got sting by a puss caterpillar an I have this itchy rash what can I do bout this?

Caterpillar Sting: Repeatedly apply fresh duct tape to skin & pull off (to remove spines & toxins). Remove contaminated clothing. Clean skin w soap & water. Apply salve made w 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water. Or could apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Antihistamines are not recommended. Apply ice for 15 min increments. Elevate if indicated. Don’t scratch. Document type of caterpillar that stung you (ie describe or ...Read more

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14 y old son has a sunburn and 50+ tiny bug bites on his neck from micro caterpillars at the Lacrosse field. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hrs. Not helping much?

14 y old son has a sunburn and 50+ tiny bug bites on his neck from micro caterpillars at the Lacrosse field. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 4 hrs. Not helping much?

Sunburn/bites: He may require a short course of PO steroid treatment in addition to antihistamines. Keep the area clean and try cold packs and neosporin. All the best. ...Read more

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What to do 4 ring worm?

What to do 4 ring worm?

Anti fungal cream: Buy over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole and apply it twice a day for 10-14 days. If it doesn't resolve or if it worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a ring worm itch ?

Does a ring worm itch ?

Yes, but not always: Typically ringworm does tch. I've seen some patients who do not complain of itching (especially early on). They an otc antifngal cream on the skin to see if that will help. If you are worried about it in the scalp, be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get ring worm ?

How do you get ring worm ?

Contact: From contact with an animal, person or item(like pillowcase etc) that is infected. It is contagious. ...Read more

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Do grown up get pin worms.

Anyone can get them: Pinworms do not know your age. They are fairly contagious so if one person in a family gets them everyone gets treated. ...Read more

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Can my pully give me worms?

Can my pully give me worms?

Possible: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms. ...Read more

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How can you treat ring worm?

Depends: The successful treatment of this process varies with the location. For most skin surfaces there are topical liquids/lotions available over the counter including lotrimin (clotrimazole). Applied twice daily this will often cure simple ringworm. When the infection is in the scalp or nal, an oral prescription med is often required. ...Read more

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Can hook worms enter organs?

Can hook worms enter organs?

Yes: The larvae (immature form of the worm) get into the skin. The larvae move to the lungs via the bloodstream and enter the airways. The worms are about 1/2 inch long. After traveling up the windpipe, the larva are swallowed. After the larvae are swallowed, they infect the small intestine. They develop into adult worms, live there for 1 or more years. Adult worms and larvae r released in the feces. ...Read more

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What is red worms in humans?

What is red worms in humans?

Parasites: Over 100 parasites can live in a human. I don't know which parasite is being referred to but a medical evaluation would likely be able to make a diagnosis. Depending on site of the parasite - particular tests may be needed. ...Read more

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Can you get worms from a dog?

Can you get worms from a dog?

Yes: Some infections that can be transmitted from dogs to humans include roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms & whipworms. ...Read more

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Can I get tape worms from pet?

Can I get tape worms from pet?

Not likely: A person may get tape worms from eating improperly cooked, beef, pork or fish. ...Read more

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What's a schistosomiasis worm?

What's a schistosomiasis worm?

Cause of schisto: It's the worm that causes shistosomiasis. The lucky male and female worm live in your blood vessels near the bladder or liver "in copulo" (a state of perpetual copulation), the smaller male worm living in the larger female's "gynecophoric canal." because of all this prolific sexual activity, the female then releases millions of eggs per day, which are the cause of the disease. ...Read more

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