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Calamine lotion for penis insect bite?

Calamine lotion for penis insect bite?

Sure: The best thing I have found for insect bites is slice of onion on the bite...Now this may not be ok if the bite is near the meatus or pee hole. In general tho the onion neutralizes the itch and swelling ...Read more

Mosquito Bite (Definition)

Mosquito bites usually are not very visible on skin unless there is an allergic reaction or an infection following the bite. Allergic reaction will cause a redness white an infection may ...Read more


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Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Can poison ivy rash look like mosquito bites?

Not usually: Poison ivy tends to involved a much large area of the skin than a mosquito bite. The blisters may not appear until 1 to 3 days later after contact. Mosquito bites look more like a wheal or hive, poison ivy more likely bumps and blisters. ...Read more

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What bug bites cause itching welts?

What bug bites cause itching welts?

Lots of bugs: Most insect bites cause local inflammatory reactions like itching and welts that are mild and resolve within a few hours without complications. Of course bee stings and cause more severe local and systemic reactions if you are allergic but any biting bug could cause a localized response. Mosquito bites are common culprits. Ticks, flies, and fleas are also implicated. ...Read more

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What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

What distinguishes chigger bites from mosquito bites?

Chigger vs Mosquito: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. **the itching from a mosquito bite starts right away & usually resolves w/in a few hrs.You may only have 1 mosquito bite or bites can be sporadically located. ...Read more

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Does Claritin (loratadine) help with chiggers bites itch?

Does Claritin (loratadine) help with chiggers bites itch?

Claritin (loratadine) for chigger: It probably will not help much. Consider topical treatments. ...Read more

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Does calamine stop the itch of mosquito bites?

Does calamine stop the itch of mosquito bites?

Yes : Zinc oxide and benedryl topically does provide some relief from itching. ...Read more

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What makes ant bites itch?

What makes ant bites itch?

Histamine: Ants release a chemical called formic acid when they bite. As this is an irritant, our bodies release histamine at the site of the bite which causes itchiness. ...Read more

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Do chigger bites blister?

Do chigger bites blister?

That is the norm.: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees, ankles. They are extremely itchy. ...Read more

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Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Rash like mosquitoe bite, itchy and pink?

Must be seen: Try over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream - apply a thin layer am/pm. If not improved in 5 days call your private physician. ...Read more

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Do all chigger bites blister?

Do all chigger bites blister?

Chiggers: Chigger's bites often have a small red in the center of a welt & occur in areas where skin is tender like the crotch, armpits, beltline, backs of knees or ankles. They are extremely itchy. I don't think that they always create a welt - i had chiggers dozens of times in the blue ridge mountains & i don't remember having blisters. However blisters are reportedly the norm. ...Read more

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Why do mosquito bites itch days later?

Why do mosquito bites itch days later?

Mosquito bite: The itching is actually a response of the immune system to antigens that are present in the mosquitoes saliva. Mosquito injects a bit of its saliva, which acts as a 'local anesthesia' so we won't know for a few seconds that we have been bitten. It also acts as an anticoagulant, preventing the blood from clotting so the mosquito can be free to draw blood for as long as it pleases. ...Read more

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I have itchy 'mosquito bites' everywhere, remedy?

I have itchy 'mosquito bites' everywhere, remedy?

Although you could: Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) - a remedy that works is mixing 2 parts baking soda ; 1 part water together. Apply to bites - repeat 5 to 6 times a day. ...Read more

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Do spider bites blister?

Do spider bites blister?

Yes, that can: Sometimes occur with both venomous and non-venous spiders. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites leave big welts?

They can: Misquito bites can leave big welts if you are sensitive to them. Do not scratch or yu can get infected. Use cortisone or benydrl cream for relief. ...Read more

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Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Can vaseline soothe an itchy insect bite?

Itchy skin: Moisturizers may help for itchy insect bite if the area is dry. For itching one needs a topical anti-itch cream such as Hydrocortisone or oral otc antihistamine. ...Read more

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How long do mosquito bites itch?

A few days usually: Occasionally, people will have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to mosquito bites. I am one of those people. The initial redness (relatively mild) lasts a day or two, followed by persistent redness and itching that goes on for a week or more. Hydrocortisone cream is your friend under these circumstances. ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites and flea bites look the same?

No: First because fleas jump rather than fly they usually are concentrated below the knees and under clothes unless the animal carrier slept on your bed. Skeeter bites are usually on exposed skin flee bites are small red spots in clusters, skeeter bites much larger, pale in center. ...Read more

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Can citrizine make bug bites stop itching?

Cetirizine? It can.: Yes, in some cases Zyrtec, or cetirizine as a generic, can help with bug bites. Sometimes it's not quite enough, however, and stronger antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or topical medications like hydrocortisone are needed to help. ...Read more

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Can tiger mosquito bites make a rash?

Can tiger mosquito bites make a rash?

Yes: Usually a swollen and itchy bump but may leave a bruise for many days. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more