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Cure For Itchy Mosquito Bites
Reduce Symptoms: No good "cure", but you can do a lot to reduce symptoms, generally with topical remedies. Start with Diphenhydramine cream or topical anesthetic "sticks". Better is prescription strength steroid cream. Some argue for topical raw (freshly sliced) onion! works for bee-stings too. For truly "all over" bites, consider an oral steroid, but this is a prescription you must get from your doctor. ...Read more
I just back from camping trip & now my hands are full of red spots and is very itchy, even my body has it.Its looks like mosquito bite.How to cure it?
Mites: The red spots can be mosquito bites, or bites by mites called "no seem'ems"or chiggers which are small insects that get under your clothes and like warm places to hide and then bite. These red bites can also be caused by ants which bite. Use antihistamine medication orally and topically for itching as well as calamine lotion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just back from camping trip and now my hands are very itchy and have many red spots even my body have it. Its looks like mosquito bite. How to cure?
Options: Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more
Options: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
I have 5 bites and I don't know what kind they are. I know they aren't mosquito bites cause they haven't went away and I've had them for 2weeks. Itchy
ITCHY BITES: TWO WEEKS AND STILL ITCHY? PLEASE SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. THEY MAY NOT BE INSECT BITES AT ALL . . . BEST LUCK ...Read more
Haven't had a mosquito bite for years. I got a few and they were barely itchy and lasted 2 hours and then disappeared, my husband too.Am we immune?
No: It just means you are not sensitive to Mosquitos. What you have is normal reaction to bite ...Read more
I recently got a mosquito bite on my thigh but im not sure if it was or not since it wasn't itchy at all! it was. sorta big ( medium ) and hard, i tried to pipe it at first but it hurt so i distracted myself on other things but then came back to see if i
Skin lesion-insect?: Rapidly developed skin lesions are typical of insect bites. Spider bites are somewhat less itchy, and more inflamed than mosquito bites. Avoiding self-trauma, use of steroid creams or antihistamines may help. Spider bites usually take days to resolve, and may require medical attention in rare cases. ...Read more
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