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Dr. Joseph Woods Dr. Woods
Pathology
24 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

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

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Insect Bites (Definition)

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


Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Which medicine or treatment for insect bites is most effective?

Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier Dr. Bouvier
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

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

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Insect bites: Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time. ...Read more

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Dr. Salvador Badillo Dr. Badillo
Pediatrics
years in practice
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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?

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

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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?

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

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Dr. Thomas Riney Dr. Riney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Dr. Mitchell Bressack Dr. Bressack
Dermatology
39 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What is the treatment for infected insect bite?

Antibiotic: If the insect bite is infected, it will usually require either oral or topical antibiotic, in addition to topical steroid cream to treat the inflammation of the insect bite. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni Dr. Majeroni
Family Medicine
years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran Dr. Tran
Family Medicine
31 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first.But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more

Dr. John Thaler Dr. Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
37 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Lahore Medical and Dental College
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Should i seek treatment for this insect bite? Possible spider bite - 2 small marks 1/2" apart surrounded by large (4" diameter) red area.

See the MD: May be serious. See the dermatologist asap. If you are near deer populations, it may be deer tic bite. This can result in lyme disease which can be very serious. Get to md. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

Desensitization: Allergen desensitization does not work on all allergies--it is most effective with seasonal allergens, indoor allergens and insect bites.Insect bites from bees, red ants and wasps are treated with allergen desensitization.Allergen desensitization uses small amounts of the allergen the person is allergic to and injects the allergen into the individual's body. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge Dr. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
37 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Stephen Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

Are there home remedies or lotion that I can apply to my skin to prevent insect bites?

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

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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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.

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.

Possible: but depends on whether the site has been deeply scratched or infected or not. Most bite scar will resolve with time (weeks or months). Bleaching agent (not your laundry bleach) may reduce the pigment but it is best to leave it alone. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni Dr. Majeroni
Family Medicine
years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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What are the treatments for insect bite allergies?

Depends: If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif Dr. Seif
Clinical Psychology
36 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I have scars on my body after an insect bites.Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this ?home remedies.?

I have scars on my body after an insect bites.Black dark scars what should I do to get rid of this ?home remedies.?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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