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Doctor insights on: Horsefly Bites And Treatment

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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 you massage over a horsefly bite?

Can you massage over a horsefly bite?

Yes: This is painful and inflammatory. Try ice massage, not too heavy, not too long. ...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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I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?

I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?

You need to be: Seen by healthcare provider again to look at the pattern of the rash and skin infection to make sure it is improving on the penicillin type drug. Otherwise, you may need cultures and repeat blood work, or different antibiotic. There are lots of different things that cause rash, but if it was a fly and not a tick, then you should not get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease, to rule out. ...Read more

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Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Bitten by horsefly whole hand swollen skin turns yellow when close hand what can I do?

Horsefly bite: Sounds like you are having a localized allergic reaction to the bite, but may also have an infection developing. Antihistamines may help reduce the swelling, as well as cool compresses, and elevating the hand (prop it up on some pillows), but if there is a question of infection (swelling, redness, warmth) then you need to see your provider for t reatment. ...Read more

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Both ankles are itchy & swollen. Dog has fleas. I noticed a horsefly on my ankle yesterday. What should I take to stop itching and swelling?

Both ankles are itchy & swollen. Dog has fleas. I noticed a horsefly on my ankle yesterday. What should I take to stop itching and swelling?

Ankle Angst: Itching is s result of the release of histamine from cells in the skin. Scratching causes these cells to release more of this and other chemicals which then cause localized inflammation to occur. Treatment must manage both issues. Taking an antihistamine helps long term as it helps prevent recurrent itching in an old lesion. Icing helps in the immediate period as does a topical steroid. ...Read more

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What is a treatment for dog bite?

What is a treatment for dog bite?

Dog bite: Depends. If your you country does not have Rabies, it is simple treatment with antibiotics, tetanus injection and good clean out with dressing.
If your county has prevalence of rabies, the a post exposure rabies vaccine schedule is recommended. Depending on the risk in some cased rabies immunoglobulins may be recommended. Your doctor will be able to advise the schedules. ...Read more

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Spider bite treatment, what to do?

Spider bite treatment, what to do?

Spider bite: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you ; you have severe pain (can be felt at bite site ; possible chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it has been > 10 years). Also medical care if you develop signs of secondary infection. Clean area w antibacterial soap. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for spider bite?

What is the treatment for spider bite?

Time: Most spider bites cause only a small local allergic reaction. If this is all it is some anitbiotic ointment a bandaid and time (1 to 2 days) and it should be fine. If it looks like it is getting infected (increasing redness, pain or not improving) you should see your doctor. Only a small minority of spider bites cause infection or serious skin injury. ...Read more

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Bug bite small clear filling, treatment?

Vesicle: Vesicles can be the result of sunburns, steam burns, insect bites. Vesicle is fluid-filled pustule or blister a day or two after the sting, lasting from three to eight days. Take care. ...Read more

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Bug bite that turns into a tiny scab, treatment?

Bug bite that turns into a tiny scab, treatment?

Polysporin Topical: Just put a little dab of polysporin antibiotic ointment on there and keep an eye on it. If you develop fever, or the area becomes increasingly red, consult us here on Prime for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Treatment for leach bite that is red swollen and hot?

Treatment for leach bite that is red swollen and hot?

May need antibiotic: Leeches can carry bacteria and infect one through their bite. Please seek attention as you might require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Chigger bites treatment, how long until it gets better?

Get Chiggers off: Your skin asap by rubbing w a cloth or showering in warm water w soap. You can apply Hydrocortisone cream or take oral antihistamines for itching. There are products you can buy specifically to treat chiggers. Chigger bites usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks w/o treatment. Get medical eval for infection. ...Read more

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What should I do for treatment if any of hobo spider bite?

What should I do for treatment if any of hobo spider bite?

Depends on symptoms: Some sources say a hobo spider bite is like a typical bug bite while other sources say there are bigger symptoms and some dead skin at the bite site (like with a brown recluse). Some sources believe there are too many cases of mistaken identity with hobo spiders, so it's not known if real hobo spider bites are that bad at all. A doctor can evaluate, if the bite is any worse than a simple bug bite. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best treatment for a spider bite.?

Could you tell me what's the best treatment for a spider bite.?

Spider bite: First aid treatment is cleaning the area with soap & water, apply a cool compress on the area, take tylenol/antihistamines, & if it was black widow spider or brown recluse spider, seek medical attention fast. ...Read more

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My 11 month old has been bit by hamster, any medical treatment?

See below: Clean site properly, use an antibiotic ointment and then a clean bandage and then watch. If there is any inflammation or infection after this treatment consider an urgent care center, but is probably not needed. ...Read more

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How to determine when to seek medical treatment for a tick bite?

How to determine when to seek medical treatment for a tick bite?

? Lyme disease: Any rash associated with the site of a tick bite should be examined and treatment considered for possible lyme disease. If you are in doubt it is best to see a doctor to be examined. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the best OTC treatment for mosquito bites? Thank you.

Can you tell me the best OTC treatment for mosquito bites? Thank you.

Mosquito bites: Ice applied immediately; take both otc antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec & Claritin to block histamine release. Even zantac/axid/pepcid work on a histamine receptor & can help. Topical corticosteroid (use sparingly) can further calm itch & reaction. Prevention: insect repellants with deet. Make sure no stagnant standing, water around home (birdbaths, puddles, ponds, pet water dishes, old tire. ...Read more

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If a person is bitten by rabid dog and becomes rabid, is there any treatment?

If a person is bitten by rabid dog and becomes rabid, is there any treatment?

Yes, but barely: There has been a small number of people who have survived rabies after disease has set in. In the cases I'm aware of, they were treated by inducing coma. Prevention of rabies after exposure is preferred, to say the least. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for fly bites. How long do they take to go and stop itching?

What is the treatment for fly bites. How long do they take to go and stop itching?

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