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How to get rid of horsefly bite?

How to get rid of horsefly bite?

Hateful Horseflies: Clean a horsefly bite with water and soap. Pat dry. Avoid itching. You can apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking powder & water in a poultice to the bite. You can also place honey over the bite or topical Hydrocortisone cream can be applied. You can use an NSAID for pain or anti-histamine for itching. ...Read more

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I have an infected horsefly bite, and it's been over two days and it's still a very deep purple colour. Why is this?

I have an infected horsefly bite, and it's been over two days and it's still a very deep purple colour. Why is this?

You more than: likely developed an internal "bruising" from the stinger!This leads to a regular bruise which takes a while to resorb!! Try some moist hot packs to increase the local circulation and clear the old blood products! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I was bitten by a horsefly and the bite has swollen and turned dark red in the center. What should I do to treat it?

I was bitten by a horsefly and the bite has swollen and turned dark red in the center. What should I do to treat it?

Wash the bite: Wash the bite with soap and water, the red center is where the skin was broken, but there is a small risk of infection, so if it gets more swollen or develops pus see your Dr. Apply a cold pack to help with the swelling and if it is itching, an antihistamine will help with this. ...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've had a horsefly bite for more than two days, is this meant to happen? Because it's still a deep purple colour...

I've had a horsefly bite for more than two days, is this meant to happen? Because it's still a deep purple colour...

Get examined: Horse fly bites can be very painful and can cause a considerable amount of swelling and discoloration. They can also cause anaphylaxis and lesser degrees of allergic reaction. Horse flies tend to transmit infectious diseases as they go from host to host. The bites can get secondarily infected. Best to get examined to be sure no infection. see>http://bit.ly/1EngCJI ...Read more

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What does a horsefly bit look like ?

What does a horsefly bit look like ?

Bite: A horsefly bites hurts when you get it, so you usually see the fly on you at the time of the bite. It leaves a small hole and usually a red bump surrounding the bite. ...Read more

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Can a horsefly bite make my muscle very sore?

Can a horsefly bite make my muscle very sore?

I don't know if they: Make the muscle sore but they can be very painful. They use long mandibles to tear into your skin allowing a double needled like mouth to access deeply. When was your last tetanus shot? ...Read more

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Could a horsefly bite cause hives/welting? I think I have 2-3 bites in one area on my hip. The area has swelled up and burns.

Could a horsefly bite cause hives/welting? I think I have 2-3 bites in one area on my hip. The area has swelled up and burns.

Hateful Horseflies: A horsefly actually slices off skin when it bites you with it's scimitars. It then licks your blood. This causes a histamine release with immediate swelling (bump) in the area which is painful & itches. It can trigger an allergic reaction with hives and wheezing. Allergic reactions could also cause swelling of airway, lips, mouth or tongue with difficulty breathing, dizziness and generalized. ...Read more

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