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How Long Does Rash Associated With Infected Insect Bites Last
Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more
No: If you truly have cellulitis from any source, it needs to be treated with antibiotics.
Don't Scratch: If it looks "bad" it sounds like it might already be infected and he needs to see his physician. To prevent infection, no scratching and apply neosporin.
Used bactroban (mupirocin) cream on infected insect bites, all healed but left with whiter skin where I used the cream because have tanned legs, will it even out?
Should resolve: While I am strongly opposed to tanning since it damages your skin, the white spots developed because of the problem you had on your skin beforehand. This is called post inflammatory hypopigmentation and will resolve with time if you wear sunscreen on your legs tell your legs are not so tan it will make the spots less noticeable till they resolve.
Insect bites: Wash hands well, try to cut finger nail short and try not to touch the infected area. Apply antibiotic ointment
Yes: If you think you have an infection then you should see the doctor.
Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. You would save more money by going to see your local physician. Then you will have a way to follow up by the same physician who treated you. This continuity of care is more important to your final outcome.
Antibiotic cream: Depending on the extent of the infection, if it is just local, then antibody cream or ointment would be very appropriate. If the infection is more extensive than you may need antibiotics. If it is deep into the kneecap then the pus would have to be evacuated as well as the use of antibiotics.
Depends on Severity: If the degree of inflammation is mild, topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) three times per day may resolve the infection. However, for a bite that has pain, swelling, redness, warmth, and/or a yellowish exudate, consultation with a physician for appropriate treatment including systemic antibiotics is indicated.See 1 more doctor answer
See doctor: Seek medical attention as you will likely need antibiotics for treatment of the infections.See 1 more doctor answer
Pain, redness: An infected insect bite will get more painful and redder as time passes. The area involved will also increase, and it may swell and start to drain. Warm compresses can help you clear the area over time; most minor skin infections don't need oral antibiotics, but if it's not improving with home care you might, so see your dr if it doesn't clear on it's own.
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