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What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

What can you do to treat mosquito bites?

Tx: 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. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of bug bites?

What do I do to get rid of bug bites?

You can't: Once the big bit you, you can't get rid of it. However the bump from the bite will go away eventually most of the time. Applying a cortisone cream on it usually hastens the healing. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat african tick bite?

What do you do to treat african tick bite?

Tick bite: Speaking for the United States, tick bites are usually in one of two varieties: either the black tick or the brown tick. The former is larger than the latter. The trouble is the brown tick may cause lyme disease and should be taken very seriously. If a rash develops outside the bite site then you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

Check for pus: Check inset bite site regularly for any signs of pus formation. Monitor for worsening pain, redness, tenderness and inflammation at bite site. Also look for fever or signs of systemic infection ...Read more

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What to do when dog bites you?

What to do when dog bites you?

ER: If you have a dig bite that breaks the skin or penetrates the tissues you should seek medical attention to evaluate the wound and treat it appropriately you would need antibiotics. If the skin is not broken then you can clean the area yourself and put some antibiotic creme on it and it will heal. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including Hydrocortisone (which i don't think works very well) and non-steroid containing medicated creams like gold bond lotion (which i personally like much better). There is also benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which works nicely taken orally, but may cause sedation. ...Read more

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What can you do to kill bed bugs?

Hard to do.: Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation.Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a disposable bag. Seal bag &. ...Read more

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I wish to know what can I do for mosquito bites?

I wish to know what can I do for mosquito bites?

See below: Treat like any other bug bite, wound care, antihistamines for itch and over the counter strength Hydrocortisone (cortaid). If looks infected, see your physician. ...Read more

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How do you identify chigger bites and how do you treat them?

How do you identify chigger bites and how do you treat them?

Chiggers: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Hydrocortisone cream can be applied. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know what to do about cat scan?

What to do if I do not know what to do about cat scan?

Ct scan: Not exactly sure what the question is asking, but best bet would be to discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent tick bites?

What can I do to prevent tick bites?

Tick prevention: Use tick repellent. Do visual tick checks repeatedly & check yourself nude as well. By wearing clothing that is light colored you will be able to see the contrast of the ticks against clothing. Wear long sleeves & pants. Tuck pants into socks & shirts into pants. If you know an area is tick infested - avoid it. Walk down the middle to paths and avoid tall grasses when possible. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

Yes.: Allergy shots can help get rid of the cause of allergy and decrease medication needs. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

What do I do to get rid of cat allergies?

Avoidance: The ideal treatment for animal allergies is avoidance. If that is not possible then medication can help decrease symptoms. Allergy shots can also help decrease sensitivity over time but not necessarily complete elimination of symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do for spider bites that hurt?

What to do for spider bites that hurt?

Medical attention: If the spider bite is from a brown recluse it could evolve into a nasty skin reaction with necrosis and pain --- may need antibiotics and/or steroids. ...Read more

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What to do when u get rashes?

What to do when u get rashes?

Rashes: Rashes may occur with viral infections, such as herpes zoster; fungal infections, such as a yeast infection (candida albicans);allergic causes; bacterial infections, such as impetigo; and sexually transmitted infections (stis) . Rashes may also occur as a symptom of a more serious disease, such as liver disease, kidney disease, or some types of cancer. Treatment of the rash depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What to do to get rid if heat rash?

What to do to get rid if heat rash?

Cold milk,aspirin: Cold milk compresses 5 minutes per hour to remove heat from skin and Aspirin full strength will relieve heat rash within 1-3 hours but the skin will be sensitive for a few days. ...Read more

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What to do if i know about the tick diseases but what do the mosquitos give you?

What to do if i know about the tick diseases but what do the mosquitos give you?

Many things: Diseases that mosquitoes can transmit are specific to the species of mosquito and fortunately there are few of these in the usa. One that can occasionally be passed this way is west nile virus, and there are several forms of encephalitis that are possible here. In other parts of the world the most common is malaria and also things like yellow fever can be transmitted, as well as a host of others. ...Read more

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What do you do about bedbugs bite?

Exterminate!: Antihistamines or steroid creams can control the itch to an extent, but what you really need to do is get rid of the bugs. ...Read more

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How do you get sandfly bites to stop hurting?

How do you get sandfly bites to stop hurting?

Multiple remedies: Sand fly bites can be extremely itchy. There are many remedies that can be tried including a paste of baking soda and water spread over the bite area, tea tree oil placed on the bites and aloe vera. Over the counter medications such as topical Hydrocortisone cream and oral antihistamines can also be tried. To prevent bites, use natural tea tree or coconut oil or repellents containing deet. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for horsefly bites?

What do doctors do for horsefly bites?

1. They can treat: Life -threatening allergic reactions. 2. Check your tetanus status. 3. Treat secondary wound infections. 4. Treat any parasitic or bacterial infections spread by horsefly. - they really are horrible insects! ...Read more

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I am now allergic to fleas, what to do?

I am now allergic to fleas, what to do?

Some precautions: Avoidance as much as you can, use propellent if available, antihistaminic OTC if exposed, together with OTC anti inflammatory cream, (hydrocortisone 1%), if more severe reaction, please see an allergist, good luck ...Read more

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My son got bit by fleas what do I need to get for his bits?

My son got bit by fleas what do I need to get for his bits?

Flea Bites: Flea bites are very itchy, causing young children to scratch so much that the skin breaks, with potential for infection or scarring. Bites are best treated with a combination of oral or topical benadryl, (diphenhydramine) a topical Hydrocortisone cream and then cover with a bandage. More potent prescription medicines can be obtained from your dermatologist if the above is not sufficient. ...Read more

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My apartment building has fleas, what can I do to stop them from biting me?

My apartment building has fleas, what can I do to stop them from biting me?

Fleas: Wash everything fleas touch w hot water ; dry on high heat. Vacuum house several times.Empty vacuum bag outdoors ; put disposable bag in 2nd sealable bag in outdoor trash can. Spray corners, carpets etc with food grade diatomaceous earth or a natural flea spray. See: http://www.Fleaseason.Com/fleas-humans.Shtml. ...Read more

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I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

I have a 6 week old baby, and a ferret that has fleas... what can I do? I don't want any chemicals near my child, but I want to kill all of the fleas?

Hopefully: you are not allowing contact between newborn & infant. Consider keeping ferret contained in a different part of the house than baby is in. ...Read more

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Fleas, bites what can I do?

Fleas, bites what can I do?

Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, people use oral Claritin, Zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "Itch-X" on bites. Itch-X has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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My 7 month old is covered in flea bites, what can I do?

My 7 month old is covered in flea bites, what can I do?

Avoid flea exposure: Keep the bite sites clean and apply a small dab of antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin to avoid infection. Decrease itching with after-bite. Rid your home of fleas with the assistance of an exterminator and treat your flea-ridden animals. Then protect them with monthly flea treatment. ...Read more

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Spider bite or something else. Maybe flea bite. What should I do?

Topical ointment: For flea bites use topical ointments that help with itching like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment, calamine lotions. Usually they get better in 2-7 days. If the itching is not better with topical ointments then take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. For kids the dose is based on weight so consult with your doctor. Occasionally bites can get infected with bacteria. Look out for lots of swelling, pain, and possibly pus. ...Read more

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How are fleas spread?

How are fleas spread?

Flea transmission: Fleas are parasites that can be the vector for many diseases. They have no wings, so they can simply crawl onto your skin. ...Read more

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Does flea larvae bite?

Does flea larvae bite?

Larvae don't bite: Flea larvae survive on eating digested blood from adult flea feces, dead skin, hair, feathers, and organic debris found in carpet, rugs, fabric on furniture, and bedding material. Adult fleas do bite, because they need a fresh blood meal. Newly hatched ones will die unless they feed within 1 week; older fleas can live 2 months-1year without feeding. ...Read more

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Can fleas bite anywhere?

Can fleas bite anywhere?

Yes but they tend: To be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla). ...Read more

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What does a flea look like?

Unpleasant: Easy to find pictures of fleas on the internet. Hard to describe in words. There are excellent products for flea treatment if a member of your family has them. ...Read more

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Can you physically see fleas?

Can you physically see fleas?

Yes: Fleas are arthropods that can be visible to the naked eye. Scabies are small mites that would be difficult to see without the use of a magnified lens. ...Read more

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Whats the life cycle of a flea?

Here you go: http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/parasites/f/faq_fleacycle.htm i'm glad you are interested; this isn't the perfect forum but thankfully there are many resources. Egg, larva, pupa, adult. Like most insects. ...Read more

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Can people catch fleas from dogs?

Can people catch fleas from dogs?

Flea bites: You can get flea bites from fleas on dogs. Typically pt will be seen in the spring with many itchy spots on the extremities and it turns out they have a dog. You can apply moisturizer and hydrocortisone 1% to the spots for relief of itching, but get the dog checked out ...Read more

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What do sand fleas look like on humans?

What do sand fleas look like on humans?

Sand Fleas: There are a number of species of sand fleas. They have a tough outer shell (exoskeleton) with a barrel shape. The female can be a third of an inch to almost one and a half inches long. Males are much smaller ; cling to a female's legs. They are often seen on beaches during a high tide ; can be observed hopping about ; making a high pitched sound. At daytime they are usually buried in the sand. ...Read more

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Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

Can kids catch fleas from household pets?

No: Kids will get bitten by fleas from pets, but kids wouldn't actually have fleas living on them. Since kids have little hair and no fur, plus they get bathed often, it would be difficult for a flea to set up home on a child. ...Read more

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How long can a flea live under your skim?

How long can a flea live under your skim?

Fleas: Fleas do not burrow under the skin. They bite and move elsewhere to bite again. Treatment is to eliminate the source, usually on a pet. Mites like scabies do burrow under the skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have extra strength fleas?

See a Doctor: Well to have fleas and to know they are extra strength ones I take it that whatever you used didn't work. Thus making the fleas extra strength ones. Should get prescription strength meds. See a doctor. I also suspect that what you are calling fleas may not actually be fleas but some other bugger easily alienated with prescription treatment. ...Read more