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Creams To Remove Insect Bite Scars
Try salicylic acid: There are some relatively inexpensive nonprescription salicylic acid preparations for folliculitis. However persistent inflammations and pigmentation may be difficult to treat and possibly helped with prescription retin a (tretinoin), steroids, hydroquinone, kojic acid. ...Read more
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
My 2 year old kid has a scar from the insect bite what kind of cream can I put to get rid o the scar! F?
I've a persistent insect bite reaction on face. Bites are still red. Dr.Prescribed me antihist&corticost. Cream. Do these bites'll leave any pigme. Or scar?
Facial plastics: A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more
Is it possible to remove insect bite scars from skin? E.G, bedbug bites. A topical solution is preferred
Insect bites: It is likely that you do not actually have scars from the insect bites, but merely areas of discoloration and inflammation. An injury to the skin must be quite severe to produce a permanent scar. All inflammations, from bites, pimples, scratches or light burns, leave redness and then later, discoloration. You should avoid the sun on these areas and use Hydrocortisone cream 1%, wait a few monthts. ...Read more
How can you remove/prevent scars/spots on your skin that might have been caused by pimples (maybe from acne/stress, insect bite), insect bite, or cuts?
I have scars on my body after an insect bites. Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this? Home remedies.?
Is it of any use if I would to apply whitening cream on my insect bites for just 2 hrs n compensate by using more of d cream? Thanks!
Colr which is from dissolving blood will fade. Arnica topically or ora
bromelain can speed up process of resolving insect bites. ...Read more
P.I.H.: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a frequently encountered problem particularly in darker pigmented individuals including african americans or asians. Pih occurs as a result of inflammation to skin. Acne is common inflammatory diseases that results in pih, particularly if one picks at their lesions. Time usually helps fade the PIH. There are lasers that can also help. Hope this helps. ...Read more
May I know if it's to possible to heal stubborn brown scars left behind by insect bites, itch, friction? Is there any home remedies? Thank you.
Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more
What should I do. With my 1+ year old's insect bites? She keeps scratching them - prevents them from healing completely, I'm worried she'll get scars
See below: Cut and file smooth the finger nails. Topical anti itch creams include 1% hydrocortisone, calamine or Benadryl cream. If truly red, swollen and itchy-a night time dose of oral antihistamine can be given to assist with the symptoms/swelling. Benadryl syrup/diphenhydramine is a choice at 2.5ml at night. (drowsy side effects are common). ...Read more
What kind of cream can I use for pruritis ani? Remos IB was given to me, but I read up on it and it saids to treat insect bites so I've never tried
Try the medications: Doctor gives you. They have much more experience than you and many medications are used for multiple purposes. Forget Dr. Internet. ...Read more
What are some ways to deal with insect bites other than using anti-itch creams and applying moist towels?
Hydrocortisone: The whole point of anti itch treatment is to minimize inflammation. It's the histamine and other factors released that cause the itch, and those happen when things are inflamed. So cool compresses, and Hydrocortisone cream will help. Anti itch creams don't help much, though something like witch hazel may help temporarily, keeping you from scratching. Scratching, of course, causes more inflammation. ...Read more
I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?
Can u tell me what kind of cream works for dark spot fade away from insect bites including with bedbug?
Dark spots: Dark spots after injury including insect bites is part of the healing process and should resolve on their own with time. Aatihistamine or topical steroid creams may help reduce the inflammation that ultimately ends up as the dark spot. Moisturizing, sunscreen and not scratching are the best ways to help color improve more rapidly. Bleaching creams may result in unwanted discoloration. ...Read more
My 10 year old has an insect bite on her top leg. Inflamed and red. Using Calasthetic cream for insect bites. Anything else I can give her? Or will this be enough?
Itchy bites often respond to oral antihistamines which I prefer to topical antihistamines which can be sensitizing.
Paracetamol can also help an itch. ...Read more
Prevention: Prevention is key as once the inflammation occurs and or scars they will remain there for a long time. Have your baby wear long pants and shirt whenever mosquito exposure is a possibility. If older than 6 months spray deet containing product in clothing and bare skin (that u can not otherwise cover). Use Hydrocortisone 1% if bitten to decrease inflammation and itch. If red/infected use antibx crem. ...Read more
Is it true that petroleum jelly is good to minimize scars from insect bites, rash and open wounds?
It's OK: Wounds heal best when kept moist and vaseline is a good moisturizer. However, there may be products more appropriate for specific wounds. For example, wounds with a heavy bacterial load may do better with an antibiotic cream such as silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) while insect bites might need an antipuritic/antiinflammatant agent. Your doctor should be able to help you make individualized choices. ...Read more
Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?
Won't prevent scar: But it will soften the area and help make it less noticeable. Normal insect bites shouldn't scar unless scratched open if this is a problem too try putting some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream on and covering with band aid. If you are dark pigmented and have dark scars try fade cream but don't use it close to your eyes. ...Read more
My wife is 6 week pregnant. Is it safe to use betametgasone&zinc skin cream? Its was given for an insect bite on a small spot near check.
Yes: In general, creams and lotions applied to the skin are safe during all phases of pregnancy. There are a few that might be compounded with skin penetrating chemicals like dimethyl sulfoxide that I would avoid unless cleared by your doc. These are uncommon rarely used and not available over the counter in most areas. ...Read more
I had a whole body rash 3 days ago, which now has gone thanks to some cream. Now I have aching in the fingers. Can an insect bite cause this?
Unlikely: It is more likely from a viral infection which I estimate would subside within 2 weeks. It is unlikely that it is caused by an insect bite. ...Read more
I was in Peru and got an insect bite on my arm. It's been over a month and it still itches badly and I now have 3-4 blisters. OTC cream not helping?
Maybe not insect: Skin irritation can have many causes, it may be that it was actually something else, like oil from a plant that got on your skin. You want to make sure it isn't infected. Your doctor or a dermatologist would be able to help you narrow down the cause and prescribe stronger medicine to help with itching. Hope it gets better soon! ...Read more