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First aid for infected insect bite?

First aid for infected insect bite?

Antibiotics: Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life. When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too. ...Read more

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Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

What are the first aid for insect bite in tropics?

Depends: There can be some pretty nasty insects in the tropics. However, most often just symptomatic treatment works the best, like antihistamines, icing the area, wound cleansing if the bite is more severe and other common basic treatments. ...Read more

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What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

What is first aid for a venomous snake bite?

See below: First, remain calm then remove any constricting clothing or rings or jewelry. Next, immobilize the affected area if possible. And finally, call 911 or get to an er asap! the only treatment for venomous snake bite is antivenin. Do not suck on the wound, cut the area, apply a tourniquet, apply ice or use the typical snake bite kits that are in every sportsman store, none work and make it worse. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen good for mosquito bites?

Is ibuprofen good for mosquito bites?

This probably isn't: needed for the average mosquito bite. Effects are usually self-limited. 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 ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Sometimes: Usually mosquito bites only last up to a few days; however, in those people who have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to them, they can last much longer. Cortisone cream usually works well. If it doesn't, i'd consider seeing the doc - high potency topical steroids might be needed. Remember, scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more

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First aid for bite on a tongue?

First aid for bite on a tongue?

Tongue: Time and salt water. Good news is there is so much vascularization in the tongue that it heals relatively quickly. ...Read more

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

Can you use bactoban for mosquito bites?

Agree w Dr. Gallant: 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 (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Yes: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) contains Hydrocortisone which is used topically to treat minor insect bites, eczema and other minor skin conditions. Change your beddings and get an exterminator to get rid of the bed bugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Is baking soda paste first aid for bites and stings?

Can be: The paste made with water can soothe the sting site for a while but the main component of a bee sting is mellitin which is a protein that is basic in chemistry and may not be greatly affected in the long run by the baking soda paste which can act in a acid or base way. However, many people swear by it. Other stings contains acidic components like formic acid (fire ants) and the paste will help! ...Read more

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Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Is it ok to use mosquito bite cream in treating flea bites?

Hydrocortisone cream: An over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can help relieve itching for either mosquito or flea bites. ...Read more

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Are mosquito bites the same as bed bug bites?

No: If you have bed bugs, i would call in an exterminator as they can be real buggers to try to get rid of. Either bite can be treated with 1% Hydrocortisone cream. If the bites are serious i would see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Is stingose good for spider bites?

Is stingose good for spider bites?

No: If they are true spider bites, they require serious attention. If you did not see ; feel the spider it was something else. Sometimes minor irritations or insect bites are casually passed of as spider bites without any knowledge of this subject. I urge you to look up spider bites according to the area of the earth and the species of spiders. If you are in the netherlands, there are no spiders that. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

What medicine is recommended for bed bug bites?

Bed Bugs: Oral or topical antihistamines for itchy bites. If you develop a skin infection from scratching bedbug bites, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic. Your best bet may be to hire a professional exterminator, who may use a combination of pesticides and nonchemical treatments. ...Read more

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Is calamine good for bites?

Is calamine good for bites?

Yes: It can be helpful for insect bites & poison ivies. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. Skeeter bites are usually on exposed skin flee bites are small red spots in clusters, skeeter bites much larger, pale in center. ...Read more

First Aid (Definition)

First aid is initial medical care that an injured ...Read more