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Medicine For Allergic Reaction To Insect Bite
Let me help you?: Insect bites and stings can cause an immediate skin reaction. The bite from fire ants and the sting from bees, wasps, and hornets are usually painful. Bites caused by mosquitoes, fleas, and mites are more likely to cause itching than pain. ...Read more
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
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the allergic reaction. If it is mild- just some redness and itching, an antihistamine, such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help. People who get severe reactions- such as difficulty breathing, or swelling of the mouth, tongue, or throat, should carry an epi-pen, which is injectable epinephrine. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the severity of the reaction on the skin-redness, swwollen, pain. As well as what kind of insect bite. The reaction are varies on different individuals, some are very allergic, some have minor eaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is recomended first. But you have pain with swelling then you need to see a doctor for steroids and/or antibiotics ...Read more
Allergy to insect bi: Most of the allergies to insect bites caue local reaction and itching. But some people have severe reaction to insect bites and stings especially bee stings. This is a life threatening allergic reaction and is called anaphylaxis, this can cause breathing difficulty and is an emergency. Need to be treated with Epipen (epinephrine) injection and emergency treatment. ...Read more
What it says.: If you get stung or bitten by an insect, and you are allergic to the insect's venom or saliva, you develop an allergic reaction to the sting or bite. Usually it's just itching, redness, and swelling around the bite, but in rare cases it can evolve into anaphylactic shock which is life-threatening. Antihistamines may help mild cases, but if you have trouble breathing or other symptoms see a doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Depending upon what insect is responsible. If this is from a bee sting reaction, then there are potential treatments available. Speak with a physician to understand what the reaction was and the best treatment options. ...Read more
Skin test or blood: When you see an allergist, they will first take a detailed history of your symptoms from the bite. And the type of insect involved, if known...Depending on the insect, a series of simple scratch tests can be done, or sometimes a blood testis done first. It depends on your reaction history. ...Read more
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
Depends whatyou mean:
Hornet/insect bites can cause itching, hives, localized swelling all the way up to systemic reactions (anaphylaxis).
If you mean can they cause nose or eye symptoms this would be indicative of a more systemic reaction (wheezing, swelling etc.). Any suspected systemic reaction should be treated immediately with Epinephrine followed by calling 911. ...Read more
I'm extremely allergic to insect bites esp spiders besides a ridiculous over reaction by my immune system any other possible reasons for this?
May not be allergic: Reactions to insects range from local reactions to life-threatening anaphylaxis. Spiders usually cause local reactions, which can get large and may get infected. These symptoms are due to local irritation of the skin, which results in local inflammation. Signs of anaphylaxis include a combination of hives, swelling, breathing difficulty, vomiting, passing out due to systemic histamine release ...Read more
I've4 or mor mosqito bites in face that don't go away snce 1mnth. My dr. Said apersistet insect bite reaction& gave me drugs. Do these'll leave marks?
Likely yes: Some people do scar from insect bites. The dark spots will fade over time. Try to stay out of the sun and use daily sunscreen as a suntan will make your marks less likely to vanish. Apply bio-oil daily for around 6 weeks. This is a good anti-scar oil. If your md gave you steroid cream, try to only apply to each scar and not the surrounding skin. ...Read more
Insect bites on my legs, they swell up to the size of a pint glass making it painful to walk. Am I allergic to them? Not had this reaction before?
See a dermatologist: Not an allergist. You assume these to be insect bites, and some people have exaggerated reactions to mosquitoes, but this is suspicious for something else. You need to begin with a precise definition of the problem so you will be able to get help. ...Read more
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
Moderate reaction to insect bite acquired in Poland - lymph nodes up, nausea, dizziness. 7 day wait for doc appointment. Advice appreciated?
Antihistamines: Try obtaining some over the counter antihistamines and anti-inflammatory tablets. If you start spiking a temperature, this may mean that the insect bite is getting infected and you have a risk of developing sepsis. If you get short of breath, throat constriction, vomiting, skin rash, swelling of eyes and face, this could mean a more severe allergic reaction and you need to go to ER immediately. ...Read more
I am having a reaction to insect bites. I have Extra Strength Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Nighttime, 1 50mg pill isn't working can I take 2?
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): 50mg is the recommended dose but adults can take 400mg in 24 hours. Take 50mg 30 minutes before bedtime and if not effective by 30 minutes repeat the dose. If this is making you drowsy the following day you know it is too much. Your size and weight may have a lot to do with your dose. All the best. ...Read more
I use petroleum jelly b/c of dry skin some reaction appeared small insect bite like bump on my left cheek what's the medical term? Tia
Urticaria: It's a type of 'contact dermatitis'.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've a persistent insect bite reaction on face. Bites are still red. Dr.Prescribed me antihist&corticost. Cream. Do these bites'll leave any pigme. Or scar?
What kinds of insect bites result in what look like pimples? Should it be popped? Not sure of source...
Unwarrented assumpti: You assume they are due to insects. Did you see insects? Does anyone else have something similar? Any exposure to animals? Probably it is something else. You may need to consult a physician, preferably a dermatologist. No spider ever causes what you seem to describe. ...Read more
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
I have Sjogren's syndrome. I am also allergic to insect bites. Why does the "red area" seem to spread if I scratch it after a week of being bitten?
I can't stop scratching insect bites and these always cause me wounds. They heal quickly but they leave dark scars. What medicines can I apply or take?
My daughter is allergic to insect bites...Age swells up and gets a rash that looks like ring worm....I dint know what to get to keep the bugs?
Insect Repellant: Considered safe for children of all ages and for pregnant women, biteblocker organic xtreme uses only plant-based ingredients, like soybean and geranium oils (formulas that use oil of lemon eucalyptus are also botanically derived, but aren't safe for kids younger than age 3). As with most natural insect repellents, protection time varies greatly among individuals -- anywhere from 90 minutes up. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more