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How Do You Get Rid Of Itchy Flea Bites
Check for fleas: As you have waited for a while, i hope by now your lesions are gone. If not, you need to see a physician. In general, if you suspect flea bites, you can take an otc antihistamine and apply an anti-itch lotion such as calamine with pramoxime. Also, check for fleas and treat your mattress. No fleas and recurring rashes, see a physician. ...Read more
My bug bite id really itchy and need the itch gone now, and i would like to know how to get rid of a bug bite! please help?
Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increase the penetration of cortisone to the skin. However the otc cream may well be too weak and you may need a more potent rx preparation. I have found gold bond anti-itch cream or sarna often helpful in reducing itching. ...Read more
I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months,how can i get rid of them?What are they?
Itch: Clean all clothes. You practically have to throw everything in the trash because the bed bugs are small and in the fiber strands of cloth. Medically treating skin rashes is usually not needed. The importance is cleaning the house thoroughly. For itch use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or a low dose over the counter cortisol lotion ...Read more
I got bit by something on my left leg. It's swelling up and about 3 inches big. It's itchy and hurts from time to time. What do I do to get rid of it?
Time: If you're certain that this is a bite and not an infection, then a topical (or oral) steroid and a non-sedating antihistamine may help relieve your symptoms, Only time will "get rid of it." It's important that you find out how this happened to prevent a recurrence. If you have any doubt that it's a bite, you should see a doctor. ...Read more
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