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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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