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How Do You Get Rid Of Itchy Flea Bites
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
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
Itching: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or 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 for itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flea bites burrow : Under the skin. 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. Or apply aloe vera. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Keep clean/HC: These bumps are a skin reaction to the scabies mite burrowing under your skin & craping in the burrow. The itching and redness will gradually fade over time after the mite is gone. If you keep the skin clean & avoid scratching, it will heal over time (weeks). Sometimes a mild steroid cream 1% hydrocortisone can reduce the itching & help, but can be omitted. Scratching can lead to focal infection ...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
Soothes them: Hello. Here are some ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. ...Read more
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