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Doctor insights on: Creams To Remove Insect Bite Scars

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Can you recommend a effective and affordable fade cream for insect bite scars?

Can you recommend a effective and affordable fade cream for 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 (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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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?

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?

Improve, not rid: True scars are permanent so we hope for improvement, not erasure. Cocoa butter, vitamin E and Mederma have all been shown to be helpful when massaged vigorously, twice a day, into the scar. I hope this is helpful! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scar: Usually left alone, simple bites don't scar. If you scratch and or pick at them or if they become infected then your risk of developing a scar increases dramatically. As the area is healing it is important to reduce sun exposure to the area (avoidance and/or sunscreen). ...Read more

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How to remove insect bite scars from face? I am south Asian (indian)...

Facial plastics: A facial plastics surgeon may be your best option, especially if extensive. Dermatologist is another option. ...Read more

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Is it possible to remove insect bite scars from skin? E.G, bedbug bites. A topical solution is preferred

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

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How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

How can I remove black scars on my baby's skin from insect bites?

Leave them alone: Children's skin heals quickly. Give it time. Even a scar from a cut may fade away over a year or two. Keep it clean, avoid scratching and picking, and use a good sunscreen (depending on the age of your baby). If you have concerns, check with your baby's doctor. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of scars caused by insect bites?

What can I use to get rid of scars caused by insect bites?

Try Liquid Vitamine: E. Obtain Capsules of Vitamin E and suing a small pin place a hole in the capsules and squeeze on to scars.

Hope this helps! Give it a try!
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I have scars on my body after an insect bites. Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this? Home remedies.?

I have scars on my body after an insect bites. Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this? Home remedies.?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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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!

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!

No: Colr which is from dissolving blood will fade. Arnica topically or ora
bromelain can speed up process of resolving insect bites. ...Read more

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When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

When an insect bites it leaves a black scar on my skin. Why this happens? What should I do?

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

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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.

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.

Possible: But depends on whether the site has been deeply scratched or infected or not. Most bite scar will resolve with time (weeks or months). Bleaching agent (not your laundry bleach) may reduce the pigment but it is best to leave it alone. ...Read more

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How would I get rid of old insect bite scars?

How would I get rid of old insect bite scars?

See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

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

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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

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

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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

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

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What are some ways to deal with insect bites other than using anti-itch creams and applying moist towels?

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

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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?

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?

Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or: Cover with Neosporin and a bandaid. Distract yourself from scratching. Once they are scratched vitamin E or Me derm may help. Avoid touching as scratching makes it worse. All the best. ...Read more

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Can u tell me what kind of cream works for dark spot fade away from insect bites including with bedbug?

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

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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?

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?

Insect bites: 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

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What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

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

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Is it true that petroleum jelly is good to minimize scars from insect bites, rash and open wounds?

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

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Can cetaphil help in preventing dark scar marks from occurring from insect bites and other skin rashes?

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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Insect bite that led to swelling, redness and joint pain. Can I use any cream on this?

Yes: If that red, painful and swollen with joint pain you may have a soft tissue infection, cellulitis. You need to see your primary care doctor or the emergency room physician. ...Read more

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