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Any recommendations for my insect bites?

Any recommendations for my insect bites?

Different: Common over the counter treatments for insect bites include ice application, washing the area thoroughly (and trying to avoid scratching) to prevent infection and Hydrocortisone cream or calamine lotion. Sronger steroid creams may be prescribed, along with other treatments. ...Read more

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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Healing of scratched insect bites?

Healing of scratched insect bites?

Hygine: Keep clean and apply some neosporin to the bites and no picking or scratching them. If they get red, tender, hot to the touch, or oozing see your doctor as they may be infected. ...Read more

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Could all insect bites have heads?

Could all insect bites have heads?

Not all: You don't always see a "head" with all insect bites, but usually you'll see something (small bump, punctate lesion, etc) in the middle of the area of redness or inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you use neosporin on insect bites?

Acceptable: Most insect bites need nothing more that keeping clean. If the bites have been excoriated (scratched) the risk of infection rises and antibiotic ointment (e.g., neosporin) can be a part of risk management to reduce chances of infection. ...Read more

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How long dark spots from insect bites last?

About 6 months: The post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (dark spots) after insect bites, acne pimples, etc. May last for about 6 months. You should use sunblock to prevent them from getting darker. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use neosporin to treat insect bites?

Is it okay to use neosporin to treat insect bites?

Sure, but....: It won't hurt anything, but it won't do much. Taking benedryl is better. Ice, topical anesthetics and calalmine lotion on the bite itself can also help. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

Check for pus: Check inset bite site regularly for any signs of pus formation. Monitor for worsening pain, redness, tenderness and inflammation at bite site. Also look for fever or signs of systemic infection ...Read more

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How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

How can I cure my hypersensitivity to insect bites?

Desensitization: Allergen desensitization does not work on all allergies--it is most effective with seasonal allergens, indoor allergens and insect bites. Insect bites from bees, red ants and wasps are treated with allergen desensitization. Allergen desensitization uses small amounts of the allergen the person is allergic to and injects the allergen into the individual's body. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to make insect bites less itchy?

I need some tips on how to make insect bites less itchy?

Several things: Applying baking soda paste, cortisone cream, antihistamines by mouth or on the skin, meat tenderizer applied to the bite quickly, are all tools to minimize itchiness of bites. Also using bug spray repellent to prevent bites is helpful. ...Read more

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What is the transparent liquid coming from insect bites?

Usually...: ...This is due to allergy to insect saliva - skin can "weep" same as allergic nose, though not as much. ...Read more

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Is it possible for insect bites to be causing cellulitis?

Is it possible for insect bites to be causing cellulitis?

Yes: Any type of violation of the skin can lead to an infection and subsequent cellulitis ...Read more

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Can someone tell me if neosporin is good for insect bites?

Depends: Neosporin may be effective if you develop cellulitis or infection after a insect bite ...Read more

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Please give advice on how to stop itching from insect bites?

Please give advice on how to stop itching from insect bites?

Itching: It is a cycle, the more your itch, the area of insect bite will get more inflammed and it will make you itch worst. Avoid itching as much as possible. Use otc oral anti-histamine or topical Hydrocortisone anti- itch cream. ...Read more

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Which arkansas insect bites multiple times and how to treat the bite?

Not state specific: There are not insects that are really state specific, more climate than region. That said, there are certain areas of the country that have more of one type insect than others. General care for insect bites is good hygeine, sypmtoms relief, and watch for signs that infection is starting. ...Read more

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Did anyone else found blasting insect bites with a hot shower stops itching?

Yes: The best thing I know for insect bites is an onion. Slice a fresh onion and rub the slice on the insect bite. It stops itching, reduces swelling, . ..And thus picking. Homeopathic apis mellifica can also help. ...Read more

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What's the optimal ointment to take care of insect bites for a 1 year old kid?

Depends: If they are not infected, wash with soap and water and then apply Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ointment to the areas. If appear infected do the same but apply an antibiotic ointment and give benadry by mouth. ...Read more

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My 1y/o can't stop scratching and picking his wounds cause by insect bites, what shall I do. The bites are not healing?

Clip nails!: The fingernails should definitely by clipped and/ or filed making picking a little more difficult. You may need to cover his hands with gloves or socks so he cannot access his bites. I would also recommend a topical anti-infective, like neosporin, that will protect the bites from infection and may help the healing process. Preventing the bites with off or avon skin-so-soft is also recommended. ...Read more

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Do you pop insect bites?

Not a good idea: "popping" or pinching of insect bites does not speed up their resolution and may lead to scarring or infection. ...Read more

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What insect bites and leaves 3 holes?

Don't know what: Insect bit you but a bed bug can leave telltale sign of a linear track of lesions from sequential feedings – doesn't always occur. ...Read more

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How to calm/soothe large insect bites?

How to calm/soothe large insect bites?

Ice and cortisone: Apply cool compresses, cortisone cream and you can take an antihistamine. ...Read more

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How to stop insect bites from weeping?

How to stop insect bites from weeping?

Is it infected?: Without physically examining your insect bite, there is only a medical guess as to what is triggering the weeping. Is it infected? This would be the 1st concern--addressing the infection is the only solution here. If the weeping is watery clear, then perhaps this is more of an allergic-type reaction that might respond to oral antihistamines such as allegra (fexofenadine). Call md if infected or not better soon. ...Read more

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My insect bites don't heal. What should I do?

Insect bites?: See a dermatologist to see if they are really insect bites and not something else. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including Hydrocortisone (which I don't think works very well) and non-steroid containing medicated creams like gold bond lotion (which I personally like much better). There is also benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which works nicely taken orally, but may cause sedation. ...Read more

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Should I tan even though I have insect bites?

Yes, but: You really shouldn't. You run the risk of prematurely aging your skin as well as increased risk of skin cancers. ...Read more

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What to do about insect bites that won't go away?

Be seen.: First question is are they really insect bites or some other rash? Some people can have an allergic reaction to insect bites called papular urticaria...Easily treated and must eliminate the bugs (usually fleas). ...Read more

Advantan (Definition)

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