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How can you treat an insect bite ?

How can you treat an insect bite ?

Clean it: Washing the area with soap and water and keeping it clean and dry is usually enough. You can use a topical cream for itching such as cortisone or calamine if the bites are itchy. If a bee has stung you, remove the stinger by scraping the area with something firm like a credit card. See a doctor if you see worsening redness, warmth, or swelling - these can be signs of infection. ...Read more

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How to cure a swollen eyelid caused by an insect bite ?

How to cure a swollen eyelid caused by an insect bite ?

Patience: Most insect bite related swelling on an eyelid will reach a peak within a day or so & gradually disappear whether you do anything or not. A dose of diphengydramine (benedryl) at 1mg/kg every 6 hours may be helpful if there is itching involved. ...Read more

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What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

What to bed bug bites look like--similar to spider bites?

Sometimes: Most insect which draw a blood meal though a bite will cause a local reaction with redness, swelling, warmth and itch. It is often impossible to tell these apart, but bedbugs will often leave a straight line or repeat bites whereas other bugs like mosquitos, fleas, etc. May look scattered. However, there are treated in the same way - wound care, steroid creams and antihistamines. ...Read more

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How to treat a non-venomous snake bite?

How to treat a non-venomous snake bite?

Even if you are : Bitten by a snake that is not venomous it is important to have good wound care and to get a tetanus shot if needed. ...Read more

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Can insect bite cause anaphylaxis?

Can insect bite cause anaphylaxis?

Yes, but...: ...It's unusual. It's more common from stings, due to bees, wasps, hornets, and some species of ants, because they inject a venom that some people are very allergic to. Susceptible individuals carry an "epi-pen" - an injectible cartridge of epinephrine, which counteracts the anaphylactic reaction. And they never forget to apply insect repellent when they go outside. ...Read more

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Can certain blood type attract bugs to bite ?

Can certain blood type attract bugs to bite ?

Possibly: "One study found persons with Type O blood suffered more mosquito landings because of the odorant markers they emit more than any other blood type" See: http://scienceline.org/2007/09/ask-knight-mosquitoes/. It is fascinating to read about this. ...Read more

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What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

What distinguishes a mosquito bite from bed bug bite?

You may not be able : To. Both can cause pink, swollen, itchy lesions on the skin. Bed bug bites may cause no symptoms or signs in some people. When there is a reaction, it may not show until several days after the bed bug has bitten. What can be telltale for a bedbug is when there is a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that does not always occur. Mosquitoes leave sporadically placed lesions. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites, hives or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites, hives or bed bug bites?

Can be tricky: There are differences btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You. ...Read more

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Can mosquitoes bite human eyelids?

Can mosquitoes bite human eyelids?

It the mosquito : Can alight on your eye long enough to bite - then it can occur. This would be more likely to occur if someone was asleep. ...Read more

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Spider bite or bed bite, how can you tell?

Spider bite or bed bite, how can you tell?

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, lesions w clear center. In cases of hypersensitivity blisters may develop. A telltale sign is linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – but that doesn't always occur. Bites are usually >. ...Read more

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Can an allergic reaction be reliably distinguished from an insect bite by visual inspection?

Can an allergic reaction be reliably distinguished from an insect bite by visual inspection?

Sometimes: Sometimes it would be able to be distinguished by visual inspection. Let your doctor see it and tell you what it is. ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

What's the definitive way to determine if these itchy bumps are mosquito bites or bed bug bites?

There are difference: Btwn mosquitoes & bed bugs. Mosquitoes usually aren't out when it's really cold & they are often found outside in wooded areas. Bug beds live inside & thus are not impacted by the temperature. The itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs. Bed bug bites may not itch but when they do it might take up to several days for this to occur. You may only have 1 >>. ...Read more

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How to determine the difference between a flea bite or a bed bug bite?

You might not be : Able to distinguish them. Both can leave red, itchy, swollen areas of skin. However the bed bug may leave a track of bites in a line. The flea does not do this. Fleas bites are likely to be more dispersed. ...Read more

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Can a biopsy determine the source of bug bites?

Can a biopsy determine the source of bug bites?

No: It would most likely show non-specific inflammation But it could diagnose other conditions if that's a consideration ...Read more

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Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Yes: Yes, spider bites can cause swelling wherever the bite occurs. If you have no other symptoms aside from jaw swelling, it could be due to many things. In that case, see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Define a dental bite plate please?

Define a dental bite plate please?

Many kinds: It is a piece of acrylic that goes between the teeth. There are over 100 different designs and they have different purposes depending upon the design. ...Read more

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Spider bites that cause a infection ?

Yes they can: Any bite to the skin can get secondarily infected. Best not to scratch the bite and use a topical antibiotic for a few days. See your doctor if the bite is getting more red, swollen, and painful. ...Read more