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Home Remedies For Deer Fly Bites
Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None work: Ticks specialize in biting to provide their food. Protect yourself by covering your skin with clothing (long pants, shirts, etc) you can pull your socks over the cuffs of your pants to prevent the tick from crawing up. You can even treat your clothes with permethin to make them insect repellent. On your exposed skin you can use either 20% picardin or 35%deet to prevent bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Home remedies: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more
Hot soaks: Do not squeeze this. That could be very dangerous. Use a very warm cloth on the pimple for 15 minutes several times a day until it come to a head and drains. Do not place pressure on it since you may force bacteria back into the the underlying tissues and make things much worse. ...Read more
Vinegar assist: Local application of a stout vinegar will sometimes loosen the bond the nit has to the hair, making it easier to remove. Pickling vinegar or apple cider vinegar seem to work well.You will still need the nit comb or tweezers, but a liberal application of this can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ixodes scapularis: Of concerned with Deer ticks is Lyme Disease. Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans ( ...Read more
I was bite by a deer fly 3 days ago and still have extreme swelling,bone pain,and radiating heat on my foot, ankle and calf. Should I seek treatment?
Bug bite: Absolutely - seek assistance sooner rather than later ...Read more
Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fly bites: Which type of fly are you referring to. Are you sure the bites are from a fly? Please give more infrormation so we can be of help. ...Read more
Do you have an hour?: There are so many ways to treat depending on severity and other individual medical factors that there is no way to fully describe them here. However, generally, treat with pain or itch control medicines like ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) benadryl, and Hydrocortisone creams and watch for signs of infection progressing. ...Read more
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
What to do about insect bites (mosquito) on the knees/lower extremities. pain level goes up to 10. what would be your solution or remedy to cure it?
I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should i seek medical treatment?
Seeking medical : Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively, l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Some Plants Oils: Deet has proven to be the most effective repellant. For those interested in a home remedy, topical applications of vanilla extract, garlic powder, or essential oils from citronella has been anecdotally reported. ...Read more
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 normal that my deer fly bite is still itchy and raised (with a dark middle) two months after the bite?
Normal: Deer Fly bites can induce a response that lasts for several days. ...Read more
I was bitten by a deer fly yesterday and by arm swelled to almost twice it's normal size. Today is full of fluid from wrist to elbow. Normal?
Allergix reaction to deer fly bite. My foot is swollen red and warm to touch itches terribly. Should I seek a dr?
Yes: Because deer fly may carry infections.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was bitten by a deer fly last eve on my foot near my toes. Swelling is moving up foot w/ burning/tingling. I norm swell up some, but this is worse?
C Ur PCP now. ..: If red sore fever chills, many B infected, so proper evaluation is needed. As long as U never had any respiratory problems, don't thing U need an Epipen but have 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with U & take it when bitten, get ice on it & stop what activity U R doing & do as I recommended. Get any toe rings off right away, they usually spread easily, cut off if needed. . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer