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How To Treat A Spider Bite On The Face
Ocular wasp bite: The first step is to reduce swelling with ice or cold compresses. For the pain take otc ibuprofen, 2-3 tabs 3 times a day. For severe swelling around the eyes you may need a prescription for cortisone tablets (prednisone or methylprednisolone) for a week. Finally watch for signs of infection which will show up between 24-48 hours after the bite with increased redness, pain, swelling. See a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bee sting: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with credit card. Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more
Local care: Wash thoroughly with soap. Then apply over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the itchy bumps; also Sarna lotion is good for itchy rashes. Cut nails so that the scratching won't break the skin. Lastly, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good medicine to stop the itching, although it will make you tired! Good for bedtime--take the benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or liquid; don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). I hope this helps! ...Read more
Cat bite: If the cat punctured the skin you will probably want to call for doctor. About 50% of cat bites get infected (because of the shape of the teeth and depth of bite they create). Many doctors will start antibiotics to prevent infection. Look for redness, oozing, swelling and/or fever as sign of infection. ...Read more
Good skin care: The best way to minimize scarring of any type, whether a injury, bite, scratch - is good skin care. Keep clean, use moisturizers several times a day liberally, and use sunscreen, as sun and uv radiation exposure can make the marks look darker. Don't use tanning beds, and be careful if you are shaving the area not to use razors or methods that are irritating ot the skin. ...Read more
Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected. Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get rid of the fleas: Themselves. 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
Bites: No way. They take time to heal. If they get red or swollen you need to have them looked at ...Read more
Here are some...: Heat rash usually occurs in the skin folds as intertrigo resulting from "over-heat and over-growth of local fungus", which is usually treated with improving local hygiene with good ventilation, cleansing & drying, judicious use of topical use of anti-fungal + steroid cream like clotrimazole _ hydrocortisone. If not effective in a week, seek evaluation + counseling timely... Best wish... ...Read more
If bitten by a dog &: Wound is minor - wash w soap &water, apply antibiotic ointment &cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure &obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago &wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If there is ^’ed rabies >. ...Read more
Difficult: At times its hard to tell the difference the bits has a central hole yet a pimple may develop the same. I rec. you go to the doctor or ER have it looked at possibly cultured ...Read more
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