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What is the anti-venom treatment needed for a banana spider bite?

What is the anti-venom treatment needed for a banana spider bite?

Antivenom: There is a specific Phoneutria spider anti-venom. But only 2.3% of bites require anti-venom since they have small fangs. Their bites to humans usually don't lead to envenomization. ...Read more

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more


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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for non venomous snake bite?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for non venomous snake bite?

4 minute rinse: Rinse your wound well. Hold it under a running tap of lukewarm water fro 4 minutes. Watch a clock [it will seem like a long time. It's singing the alphabet song 8 times!]. You don't need antibacterial soap or hydrogen peroxide. Watch for infection signs: redness, increased pain, pus, tenderness/red streaks. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for a brown recluse spider bite?

Painful spider bite: A brown recluse spider can make a painful bite in a human, which can turn quickly into a area of ulceration, that may heal very slowly with a scar. The best way to treat such a spider bite is to prevent being bitten. If you are bitten, get to your doctor right away for possible injection of cortisone right into the bite area, or take oral prednisone, and be given other local care. ...Read more

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Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chigger bite marks on someone's skin. Is there a precription available to decrease swelling and itching vs. Otc?

Chiggers: The original triple-action formula( stingease) offers quick relief from a variety of insect bites and stings. Provides instant relief from bites and stings associated with common insects, such as bees, ticks, mosquitoes, fire ants and chiggers. Triple-action formula stops pain, eliminates itching and reduces swelling, cleans and disinfects the impacted area. This is otc. ...Read more

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Is vinegar beneficial for treating insect bites?

Is vinegar beneficial for treating insect bites?

Depends: For some types of stings which have an alkaline venom, vinegar might help reduce the symptoms by partially neutralizing the alkaline venom in the local area. For other stings, ones that have an acid component, the vinegar won't help. ...Read more

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17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut.Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

17 mo old w/ severe skeeter syndrome. Bites in the face and eye almost completely swollen shut.Dosed benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best course of action topical and oral?

Oral: Oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) will be best here. For the bites, you can use topical hydrocortisone to help decrease the inflammation (although this will take awhile). Prevention will be the key here - using bug spray and avoiding be outside at dusk might be best. Also, look for signs of infection: if the swelling is warm, painful and very red, please call your doctor. ...Read more

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Treatment for leach bite that is red swollen and hot?

Treatment for leach  bite that is red swollen and hot?

May need antibiotic: Leeches can carry bacteria and infect one through their bite. Please seek attention as you might require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for infected insect bite?

What is the treatment for infected insect bite?

Antibiotic: If the insect bite is infected, it will usually require either oral or topical antibiotic, in addition to topical steroid cream to treat the inflammation of the insect bite. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infection present, which does sometimes happen if bacteria gets into the bite. Most bites do well with a mild cortisone cream and antihistamines for the itching, but if pain or significant tenderness develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for non venomous snake bite?

What is the best treatment for non venomous snake bite?

Snake bite: Snake bite is a puncture wound & should be treated accordingly with wound irrigation, prophylaxis for potential infections, update on tetanus prophylaxis if not current. ...Read more

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What is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

What is a good topical anesthetic for itching of mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Hydrocortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream generally work well. There is also sarna cream which is camphor and works well for itch too. I like to use it cold, so i store it in the fridge. Works really well to stop itch before bed and get a good nights sleep. You can also take oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but they can make you sleepy. Non sedating, like Claritin don't work as well for itch imo. ...Read more

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Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Wasp stings: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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Why is this done differently when treating an insect bite vs. Snake bite?

?: Your question is not clear. What do you mean by done differently? ...Read more

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What type of insect bite gets worse with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and amoxicillin?

What type of insect bite gets worse with benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cortisone cream and amoxicillin?

Insect bite: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) treats allergic reactions. Amoxicillin treats a small number of bacterial infections, but not all of them. Cortisone cream relieves some inflammatory skin lesions like eczema and poison ivy. Insect bites can lead to any of these problems, and your treatments may be insufficiently powerful. Or maybe it's a staph infection, which is resistant to amoxicillin. ...Read more

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What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite? Which antibiotic is best?

What treatment at home can be done for black widow spider bite?  Which antibiotic is best?

Spider Bite: Treatment for serious reactions to a black widow spider's bite will be beyond the scope of most medical offices and urgent care centers. Pain relief may require the use of narcotics and Antivenin (antitoxin to counteract the effects of the spider venom). ...Read more

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Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

Please tell me home treatment of insect bites and stings?

Use EpiPEN, (epinephrine) go to ER: You may have no problem with this, but if you have an allergy or you think you do, my advice is to get to an er asap. They will give you Epinephrine so you don't go into anaphylactic shock, which can close your airway and kill you. After this episode is over, you might want to see your doctor and get an epipen, (epinephrine) which is a shot of Epinephrine you can give yourself quick if this happens again. ...Read more

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Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

Please tell me all treatment for insect bites and stings?

Do you have an hour?: There are so many ways to treat depending on severity and other individual medical factors that there is no way to fully describe them here. However, generally, treat with pain or itch control medicines like ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) benadryl, and Hydrocortisone creams and watch for signs of infection progressing. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for scorpion sting?

Symptomatic: Most scorpions in my area are non-venomous. So i would check with your doctor regarding how dangerous scorpions are in your area. But most can be managed with a cool pack and benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

What is the best treatment for centipede sting?

Treat symptoms: With a centipede bite it will likely be a very irritating reaction locally to the skin. Would recommend cortisone cream and try to keep wound clean with antibiotic ointment or cream. If severe see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my stinging urination?

Holly Barth Dr. Barth
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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my stinging urination?

See physician: This could be a urinary tract infection which needs to be diagnosed and treated by your physician. If it is due to another cause-you still need diagnosis and treatment from your physician. Drink lots of water until you're able to see the physician. ...Read more

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Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Longtime typist. Had small sphere in wrist on side of pinky popped on its own. Stinging, pain lifting what could it have been? Does it need treatment?

Wrist lump: The most common cause of lumps/nodules on the wrist are small cysts that grow on the tendons called "ganglia". They are benign and usually don't require any treatment. Sometimes, if they get large enough, they become a nuisance because of the pressure and then can be surgically removed or injected with cortisone (50% effective). Often they rupture on their own and need no treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bee sting?

What is the treatment for bee sting?

Depends: Most people who are stung by bees just get a red, swollen itchy "bump" in the area...Wshing it right away..Using ice...Applying cortisone cream and taking an antihistamine usually provides relief. If you have bee sting allergy you can have more serious symptoms(hives all over, asthma, trouble breathing etc..) if you have these see an allergist asap. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for bee stings?

What is the treatment for bee stings?

Allergy Shots: Bee sting allergy can be life threatening. Local reactions to bee stings are common and can be treated with local therapy. Sytemic reactions: including hives, itchiness, trouble breathing, passing out, vomiting, lip and tongue swelling, are obviously more dangerous and require immediate treatment with epinephrine. However long term treatment for these patients might require allergy vaccine therapy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for wasp stings?

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
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What is the treatment for  wasp stings?

Benadryl, (diphenhydramine)ice, epi: For local reactions Benadryl and ice will help. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be reasonable for pain. However, if there is a systemic reaction (hives, breathing difficulty, faintness), then Epinephrine (epi-pen and others) should be given im and the patient should go to the er. For patients with systemic reactions venom immunotherapy (desensitization) is strongly recommended. ...Read more

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Which treatment for wasp stings is the very best?

Wasp stings: Clean area with soap ; warm water. Apply ice in 10 min. Increments; alternating 10 on ; 10 off. You can take tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water ; apply. Need a tetanus shot every 10 years. Throat, airway, mouth swelling? Call 911! ...Read more

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How to know what is best treatment for wasp stings?

Meat tenderizer: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean area with soap & warm water. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or: apply an enzyme based meat tenderizer in a poultice & wrap area. Or: mix water & activated charcoal into a paste & apply.Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for a bee sting?

Ice: There are many different remedies for an insect sting. I like to use an ice cube and rub the site down. For me this helps relieve the stinging pain. There are over the counter remedies that you can use if you have them with you when you get stung. It seems like i always have some ice around. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my bee stings?

Bee Stings: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help with itching. And some people suggest making a paste of baking soda and meat tenderizer, and applying it to the site. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

What's the best treatment to get rid of centipede sting?

Symptomatic relief: Centipedes have a painful bite and may cause swelling. The biggest concern is secondary infection, so wash the area with soap and water and watch carefully for signs of infection(pus, expanding redness).Hot compress may help reduce the pain, or an ice pack to relieve swelling. Over the counter pain relievers can be used as well as Hydrocortisone cream for itching. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scorpion sting?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scorpion sting?

Depends: If the sting is caused by a non-toxic scorpion, then pain meds and wound cleaning materials would be otc, otherwise no. ...Read more

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When do I need to seek clinical treatment for a bee sting?

When do I need to seek clinical treatment for a bee sting?

Allergic reaction: If you have swelling of mouth, lips, tongue or airway with hives and /or shortness of breath - this mandates immediate medical attention. If you have an epi-pen this would be the right time to use it. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of stinging urination?

What's the best treatment to get rid of stinging urination?

Painful urination: Painful, frequent urination may well be caused by a bladder infection. A urinalysis and if indicated a urine culture will help your physician to determine an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for bee stings?

Depends,?? Rxn??: Bee stings can be simple issues that most can ignore.If the stinger remains scrape sideways to remove it & any trailing bee tissue that may have more venom. A cold compress decreases local pain, antihistamines can reduce swelling or itching. Major sting reactions can start with progressive swelling, abdominal pain, cough, difficulty breathing. If so a 911 call/er visit/e[pinephrine would be needed. ...Read more

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Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis ?

Chest pain with breathing deep for 4 days. On day 5: stinging, pulsating pain in left chest lasting 2 hours since waking up, intensity 3/10. Gone without treatment. Could this be costochondritis ?

Yes, but: These symptoms could also be more serious. These symptoms could be due to clot in the pulmonary arteries (pulmonary embolism) or abnormal blood flow to the heart. The additional patient information listed with your question implies recent workup with d-dimer, ECG and chest xr, so maybe you have already been seen. If you have not yet, please see your doctor or go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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