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Homeopathic Remedies For Insect Bites
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...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
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
Local wound care: Simple bites or stings can be handled like any other scrape/scratch with observation & local wound care. Examine the site & if a stinger is seen, try to scrape it away with a sideways motion to prevent injecting more toxin.Clean the surrounding skin & observe, a dab of antibiotic ointment will keep the site covered.If a bite or sting produces immediate dizziness, cramps or breathing pbms call 911. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Treatment yes but: Cure unlikely to impossilbe. Like trying to knock down a wall by blowing on it. ...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
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