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Insect bite wont heal why?

Insect bite wont heal why?

Wrong Treatments ?: 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. ...Read more

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Insect Bite (Definition)

Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more


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

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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Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.

Suspected insect bites wound that would not heal despite applying antibiotic ointment, Fusidum for a couple of weeks.

Fusidium?: Fusidium is a genus of fungus. If there are lesions on the skin that are not clearing up, usually it is advised to see a medical provider to get the areas checked. ...Read more

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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?

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: 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. ...Read more

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My wife has insect bites and we suspect bedbugs. I don't have any bites. Question is what is the best way to relieve the itchiness and heal fastest?

Bed bugs: 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. >. ...Read more

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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

Probably normal: Allergic reactions to insects most commonly occur with stinging insects like bees, wasps and fire ants. Local reactions to other insects are generally not allergic. Allergic reactions usually cause symptoms away from the bite. So, bitten on the toe and toe swells= not allergic. Bitten on the toe and lip swells= allergic. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are insect bites? What do they generally look like?

How to tell if these are insect bites? What do they generally look like?

Swellin and red area: A sign of bite may be seen. The area around it may be circular, diffusely red and swollen. ...Read more

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I have what looks like insect bites all over. I have been getting these randomly for about 6 months. They swell and itch a lot. What are they?

Help needed: Possibly hives. You should make an appointment with your doctor or an allergist for a complete history and physical to arrive at an answer. ...Read more

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Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Yes.: Different insects have different substances in their saliva that cause different skin reactions. In addition, those saliva components can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals, but not in those who are not susceptible. ...Read more

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