insect bites that wont heal

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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

Insect bite wont heal why?

Wrong Treatments ?

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The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, Hibiclens, Betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation ( red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (Motrin, Advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected.
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Baby with insect bites from 3-4 months ago that won't heal should I put something other than lotion on or take her to doc?

See a doctor

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I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give your baby something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

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

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See a dermatologist to see if they are really insect bites and not something else
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My wife has insect bites and we suspect bedbugs. I dont have any bites. question is what is the best way to relieve the itchiness and heal fastest?

Bed bugs

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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. Here are some tell tale signs that your bites are being caused by bedbugs. First you may notice blood smears on your bedding (yes this is your blood). Remember that the blood smears usually turn black over time. >
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Which arkansas insect bites multiple times and how to treat the bite?

Not state specific

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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.
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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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I've several insect bites on my foot and one large blister has formed over a bite, some swelling&alot of itchiness. Should I seek medical treatment?

Seeking medical

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Attention is never bad or wrong, afterall, you do have a problem. Alternatively,l if you feel comfortable using a sterile instrument you can pop the blister allow it to drain and place some antibiotic ointment to the site and bandage it. Change daily and monitor the wound and yourself for any fever or signs of redness or swelling by the bites.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

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

Be seen.

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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)
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Do you pop insect bites?

Not a good idea

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"Popping" or pinching of insect bites does not speed up their resolution and may lead to scarring or infection.
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Red bumps on arm - insect bites?

Hard to tell...

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...without looking. But if they are, remember: scattered are likely mosquitos; chains or clusters suspicious for bedbugs.
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