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How To Treat Ant Bite On Penis
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
Here are some...: What abraded your glans penis (head)? New or old? Once or recurrent? How did it heal if old / recurrent? Its Rx & care should based on its cause and past history. Largely, time + patience are essential with proper cleacsing and drying with optional gingerly use of topical antibiotics with or without steroid under close watch and F/U. More? Ask doc... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agree w Dr. Fung: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: There are many different types of scars and nearly as many ways to treat them. Depending on the scar, it may be as simple as using a cream/bleaching agent to fade or as complex as surgery. It is best to have a specialist such as a plastic surgeon evaluate/treat your scar. Some urologists also are experts in this. ...Read more
Get evaluated : I. An't tell you what it is, it here are some things that you can try until you see your. Dentist.Ibuprophen for the pain. Avoid hot, spicy food. If you did something that caused the blister like biting your tongue you will heal. If you don't remember doing anything you need to see a dentist or oral surgeon as soon as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anti-itch med: If the blisters itch you can use an over the counter cortisone cream or Diphenhydramine on them per directions on tube. If they look slightly red and infected, apply some over the counter antibiotic if not allergic to it. If severely infected, see a doctor (either pcp or podiatrist). Try to not scratch at the bites. You can keep a bandage over them to deter scratching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ant Stings: Fire ant stings inject solenopsin - an alkaloid venom. A fire ant is the gift that keeps on giving – as 1 ant can repeatedly sting you in different locations. Apply a 1 to 1 mix of baking soda & water to decrease pain & reaction. Or try paste of water & meat tenderizer, Benadryl for itching or tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain. Call 911 for allergic rxn. ...Read more
Antibiotic action: Antibiotics take at least 6 hours to start working. There should be moderate improvement within 48 to 72 hours - less swelling, less tenderness, less hardness. ...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
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
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