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Dr. Evan Hirsch answered:

What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

Tea tree oil

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tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal silver internally as well.
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Dr. Doanh Nguyen answered:

Got some type of insect bites and are very red what insect bite is it?

Cellulitis

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It would be impossible to tell which insect bites is that. Plus you don't see the insect so it is not necessary due to an insect bite. Cellulitis due to any reasons can looks like that red tender bump. Try using warm compress for about 30 minutes 4 times a day. If it does not improve or it gets worse, see a physician to see if abscess is formed and needed to be drained.
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Infected insect bites? How can you tell, if it's big but no pus is coming out?

Insect bites

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Infection happens usually because of scratching. If the insect bite gets swollen, red, hard and tender, it's probably infection and will need an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor.
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Are there natural remedies for infected insect bites? Or must be treated with antibiotic pills?

No

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If you truly have cellulitis from any source, it needs to be treated with antibiotics.
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How can my boyfriend prevent getting infected insect bites on his legs? It looks really bad?

Don't Scratch

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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.
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Is an insect bite that turns into a hard lump normal?

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Sounds like you have what is known as an insect bite granuloma. When a mosquito bites, for instance, the bug "vomits" into the skin--releasing a chemical which prevents the clotting of blood. This enables the mosquito to leisurely "sip" your blood until she is full. The body reacts to the "vomit" by often itching or turning red--even transforming into firm bump or granuloma. May last for months.
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Dr. Bryan H. Levey answered:

I have an itchy and painful insect bite that I have had for three weeks. Now it is hard with a big lump under the skin. It won't go away.

It is likely.....

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....infected, probably from scratching it. See your doctor about this for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Lump and bruise on knee, is this an insect bite?

Could be

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Look for an entry point in your skin for the possibility of this being an insect bite. If no punctae site-may be a mild traumatic injury that you don't recall. Either way-things should improve over 1-2 weeks. If any pain/tenderness/redness continues to evolve-see doctor.
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