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Home Remedies For Deer Fly Bites
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
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
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 more
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
Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician to understand what the reaction was and the best treatment options. ...Read more
My 6month old baby have dark spot on my skin caused insect bites what should I do or what is the best treatment to remove dark spot tnx?
Dark spots: This is a reaction to the insect bite it takes 5 weeks for skin to regenerate its normal color use lotion to sooth skin avoidance of bites is the best tx. ...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?
Painful insect bites: Insect bite are itchy not painful, you should see your 1ry care physician to make sure they are insect bites or not & they got infected. Good luck ...Read more
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 more
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
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.
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?
Possibly: Signs of a deer fly bite can last quite a long time. They can also wax and wane for a period of time. If the area becomes painful, hot or increasing size it needs to be evaluated as deer flies are know hosts for tularemia - a disease that would require antibiotics. ...Read more
Normal: Deer Fly bites can induce a response that lasts for several days. ...Read more
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 more
Got bit by deer fly on head 5 days ago, now I have a head ache my eye is swollen and tender; allergic reaction?
Antihistamines: Try first topical calamine or caladryl lotions or eurax, may try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) spray and or oral antihistamines like allegra, Claritin or zyrtec during the day or benadry, chlortrimeton at night if you don't have contraindications (narrow angle glaucoma, bladder retention etc). Bite from insects may infect the skin with bacteria requiring antibiotics if there is redness, warmth, drainage, or fever. ...Read more
Local care: Wash thoroughly with soap. Then apply over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the itchy bumps; also Sarna lotion is good for itchy rashes. Cut nails so that the scratching won't break the skin. Lastly, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good medicine to stop the itching, although it will make you tired! Good for bedtime--take the benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or liquid; don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). I hope this helps! ...Read more
Not usually: Sandfly bites may leave large, red itchy bumps that may turn into a rash. These bumps are frequently several times as itchy as mosquito bites, and tend to last longer as well. Sand fly ties in the philippines can lead to a parasitic problem called leishmaniasis. You would not need to see a doctor unless you have an infection air are worried. ...Read more
Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! Secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected. Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately. ...Read more
See below: Sand flies are blood-sucking insects typically found in sandy areas. While they are generally harmless, their bites can turn into skin irritations or become itchy bumps. In extreme cases, they transmit serious diseases. Application of insect repellents are an effective way to prevent bites. Available for your preference are "chemical-deet" vs non chemical "natural" products-lemon eucalyptus. ...Read more
I recently went to hounduras and got sand fly bites what are the chances I contract leishmaniasis?
You only have a 5% chance of getting
leishmaniasis in honduras. ...Read more
Maybe not: I heard years ago that taking b1 makes us taste bad to mosquitos and can reduce the number of bites especially in children. I do not know about sand flies. I got an email saying put some pennies in a baggy of water and hang that near where you will l be and it from the pennies are too much for them. ...Read more
Sand fly bites looked like they were healing but have now got wider and look bumpy and raised as if there are spots grouped together, any help please?
How would I know if I am havin an allergic reaction to buffalo fly bites? I have quiet a few bites on my head n neck n drivin me insane
Insect: If systemic sxs are present after bitt. Otherwise more of a toxic reaction. ...Read more
I've been having bites that appear on my arms and torso, they look like insect bites, swell up a little and pop. But no one at home/work has them.
If clustered...: ...In chains or groups, these are likely bedbugs, and bedbugs are very rarely seen. ...Read more
How can I stop insect bites from itching? Calamind lotion baking soda pastes and other remedies only work for a few minutes. Antihistamines don't hel
Insect bite /Allergy:
Anytime you get an insect bite, wash with soap and water to prevent infection, then put Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lotion. If it too much itchy and red, you can use otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Other otc creams are: calmoseptine, itch-x, etc.
You also can take oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily or Claritin once daily for 1-2 days. ...Read more
I'm a 50 year old CNA student and I have some concerning itchy bumps on both breasts that appear to be insect bites and I saw them last night sort of suddenly. I applied a prescription steroid ointment that I have in my home for one of my sons skin condit
Both: Both can be used together. All the best with the sand flies. ...Read more
The deer tick bite site is itching and inflamed again 2 months after a 30-day antibiotic treatment. Is this cause for concern?
Get it checked: If this is truly the same site as the original, you should get it checked out. Best to revisit the same doctor involved with your first treatment for comparison sake. ...Read more
Swatted a deer fly off my arm today Used a wet wipe to clean hand of blood that smeared. Tonight a dime sized bruise is present, no bump. Is this ok?
Without a photo: Impossible to say if the bruise was from an insect bite, or the trauma from swatting it. ...Read more