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How can you treat flea bites on humans?

How can you treat flea bites on humans?

Flea Bites: You can us an over-the-counter 1% Hydrocortisone to relieve itching. Antihistamines you take by mouth may also help with itching. You can also get prescription cortisone which is stronger. The best thing to do is to get rid of the fleas. ...Read more

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Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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How to treat mosqito bites?

How to treat mosqito bites?

Mosquito Bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply 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. ...Read more

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How to treat blisters on ankles from bug bites?

How to treat blisters on ankles from bug bites?

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 more

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How to treat bed bug bites on 4 month old?

How to treat bed bug bites on 4 month old?

Throw the mattress: Bed bugs are an infestation that is hard to eradicate. Throw away the mattress where the child sleeps and wash all linen and clothes in hot water. Treat his itching with oral over the counter antihistamines and moisturizing lotions. ...Read more

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How does one treat chigger bites on infants?

How does one treat chigger bites on infants?

See below: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream can ease the itch and Hydrocortisone 1% cream may reduce the inflammation. But depending on the infants age will determine specifically how i would treat. ...Read more

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How to treat sand fly bites on the skin?

How to treat sand fly bites on the skin?

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

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Bed bug bite marks on my face how to treat them?

Bed bug bite marks on my face how to treat them?

Bed Bug bites.: You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

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 more

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How to treat bites and stings from summer?

How to treat bites and stings from summer?

See below: Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. The Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can reduce the itch and the Hydrocortisone can reduce the inflammation. Also, watch for signs of infection, if so, see your doc. ...Read more

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How to treat ringworm on child's face?

How to treat ringworm on child's face?

Antifungal cream: Ringworm is not a worm at all, but a fungal infection, the same fungus that causes athletes foot and jock-itch. There are a number of antifungal creams that are safe to use on the face. Two tips, though. First, make sure to treat beyond the edge of the lesion - the fungus usually extends about a 1/2 inch past the edge. Second, be patient. It usually takes 4-6 weeks of continued use to clear up. ...Read more

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How do you treat bed bug bites?

Bed bug bites: The bites themselves are not self-perpetuating and they do not spread, but they are sometimes extremely itchy. Antihistamines can be used for the itch, as well as topical creams like cortisone 10. If a person is very sensitive and the reactions are unusually severe, oral steroids could be used, but these are not often needed. http://www.medicinenet.com/bed_bugs/article.htm. ...Read more

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What can I use to treat bug bites in armpit?

What can I use to treat bug bites in armpit?

Mild top steroid: 1 or 2.5% hydrocortisone is usually recommended if prolonged therapy is required. Axilla is a sensitive area of the body, so avoid high potency steroids, in general, though for "bug bites", which last less than a week and are not chronic, I have prescribed moderately potent steroid creams like mometasone or triamcinolone. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

Prevention: Prevention is key as once the inflammation occurs and or scars they will remain there for a long time. Have your baby wear long pants and shirt whenever mosquito exposure is a possibility. If older than 6 months spray deet containing product in clothing and bare skin (that u can not otherwise cover). Use Hydrocortisone 1% if bitten to decrease inflammation and itch. If red/infected use antibx crem. ...Read more

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Need on advice on how i can hide bed bug bites?

Need on advice on how i can hide bed bug bites?

You can use a: "cover up" concealer. You can take antihistamines if you feel itchy. Topical steroid creams can be used on lesions. For a severe allergic reaction to bites – please seek medical evaluation and treatment. But, you need to take care of the bed bug problem. Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic &. ...Read more

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How to tell types of bug bites?

Very difficult: Its not really important which type as they are all treated in the same way. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

How can you tell the difference between bed bug bites and chigger bites?

Chigger's bites: Often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, belt line, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. Bed bug bites may cause no sx's/signs in some except for 2 small points where skin was punctured by bedbug. When there's a reaction, it may show from an hour to several days after bite. It can cause itchy, pink, swollen, lesion. ...Read more

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How do I properly treat a spider bites on eyelid?

How do I properly treat a spider bites on eyelid?

Poisonous or not: If a harmless spider, just apply cold compress within first 24 hrs of bite and then warm compress. If poisonous such as tarantula, go to emergency room asap. ...Read more