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How Can You Get Rid Of Mosquito Bites Really Quickly
Natural Remedies: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediate soapy bath: The missouri dept. Of conservation says chiggers are baby mites that can only bite through areas of thinner, tender skin (so chiggers like women & children). Chiggers bite to inject saliva to dissolve flesh and eat it up. They do not suck blood nor burrow into the skin. Once scratched, the chigger falls off easily, but the site swells, and itches a lot. A scrubby, soapy bath washes away chiggers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mosquito Bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
Spider bites: Seek medical care asap if you think a spider bit you & you have fever, severe pain (can be felt at bite site & possibly chest, back or abdomen); abdominal cramping /rigidness or ulceration of skin at site. Cleanse site with soap & water. Remove jewelry. Can use Benadryl for itching, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and cool compresses.You may need a tetanus shot (if you don't know when your last shot was or it > ...Read more
Fleas: Use antiseptic soap to wash the flea bites. Do not scratch flea bites. You can use 1% Hydrocortisone cream on the bites or take antihistamines for itching. A paste made of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water can be applied to bites. The bigger issue is that you must get rid of the fleas. Many people elect to hire an exterminator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat cause: First of all, fix the source (i.. Dog, carpet etc). For the itch you can use a topical steroid like Hydrocortisone and take an atihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine). If this does not relive your symptoms see a dermatologist for prescription treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bite options.: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more
Treat appropriately: I suspect that the bugs are no longer around and that you had reactions limited to the skin. You can use OTC antihistamines, such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or at night diphenhydramine. You can apply cold compresses, and then a "cocktail" of Sarna with pramoxime (good anti-itch lotion) with hydrocortisone 1% 2-4 times daily. If this treatment does not help, see a physician. ...Read more
Insect bite: Once you get an insect bite it takes time for the bite mark / allergic reaction to bite to resolve but avoid itching as it helps the healing process. Use otc spray (insect repellents) to avoid insect bites and wear clothing that covers most of your body especially in insect prone area. ...Read more
Mosquito Itches!: Mosquitos leave behind a bit of saliva- when they fly away & our body reacts to that salvia w/ histamines & other itch inducers. HELP includes: Calamine lotion, OR meat tenderizer paste, OR baking soda paste-used early -may help draw out saliva. Consider histamine blockers e.g. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & others (caution about sleepiness) Icepack may reduce swelling &inflammatory reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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