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What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

What are some natural remedies for infected insect bites?

Tea tree oil: Tea tree oil and colloidal silver are great natural remedies for infected insect bites. Depending on how badly infected, you can take the colloidal silver internally as well. ...Read more

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Insect Bites (Definition)

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


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What are some home remedy to itching bug bites?

What are some home remedy to itching bug bites?

Sure: Mix baking soda & water together until mushy - apply to bites. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to help mosquito bites?

What are home remedies to help mosquito bites?

Cool/ice packs: Putting on something cold usually helps the itch. Also you can use over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Hydrocortisone cream. Calamine lotion is also soothing. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for flea bites?

Are there effective natural treatments for flea bites?

Get away from them!: Natural treatments? If they itch, an anti-itch cream that's over-the-counter can work- your drug store's pharmacist can help you choose one. Alternatively, oatmeal baths work. However, you should address the source of the fleas (most natural way is to avoid being near the source of the fleas. Avoid scratching the bites or else you increase the risk for a secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

What's most effective at home remedies for mosquito bites?

Mosquito bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. ...Read more

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Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

Are there homes remedies to prevent tick bites?

None work: Ticks specialize in biting to provide their food. Protect yourself by covering your skin with clothing (long pants, shirts, etc) you can pull your socks over the cuffs of your pants to prevent the tick from crawing up. You can even treat your clothes with permethin to make them insect repellent. On your exposed skin you can use either 20% picardin or 35%deet to prevent bites. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

What's the best cure for infant's scars due to insect bites (ant, mosquitoes)?

Prevention: Prevention is key as once the inflammation occurs and or scars they will remain there for a long time. Have your baby wear long pants and shirt whenever mosquito exposure is a possibility. If older than 6 months spray deet containing product in clothing and bare skin (that u can not otherwise cover). Use Hydrocortisone 1% if bitten to decrease inflammation and itch. If red/infected use antibx crem. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

What are some home remedies to get rid of insect bite scars?

Early salicylic late: Early on, salicylic a i'd preparations may limit inflammation which can produce hyperpigmentation. Late pigmentation can be treated with bleaching agents such as hydroquinone in combination with a retinoid and steroid. Alternatively, some chemical peels or fractionated laser treatments can also produce nice results. Only rarely is surgery needed. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications are good for bug bites?

What over-the-counter medications are good for bug bites?

Bug Bites: 46 year old female looking for OTC meds for bug bites. 1% hydrocortisone cream, any oral antihistamine (zyrtec, allegra, claritin) for itching, benadryl (diphenhydramine) topical cream. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Natural remedies for yeast diaper rash?

Clean/dry: Keep the area clean and dry and open to the fresh air as much as posible. May apple aloe vera. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for an itching insect bite?

Is there a home remedy for an itching insect bite?

Some options: To treat bug bites consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water and baking soda is effective when applied to the lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

What are some natural remedies for eczema bumps?

Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. Only treatment for eczema flares is prescription strength corticosteroid ointments, no natural remedy unfortunately. Wet dressings (wet wraps) at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if severe ...Read more

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What medications can soothe chinch bug bites?

What medications can soothe chinch bug bites?

OTC: antihistamine cream or oral , and an anti-itch cream to start with, if that doesn't work, see your doctor, that in addition to standard bedroom hygiene which I trust you do, take care ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedys used to rid a house of bedbugs?

Are there any natural remedys used to rid a house of bedbugs?

Hard to do.: Declutter entire bedroom & any other effected rooms. Check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/ place all junk in tightly sealed plastic & dispose of it. Wash clothing, linens, towels in hot water. Dry on highest heat - then repeat. Place clean items in a sealed bag to prevent re-infestation. Steam clean what you can't place in drier. Vacuum everything using a >. ...Read more

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Please describe a good holistic remedy for mosquito bites?

Please describe a good holistic remedy for mosquito bites?

It works: Aloe pure gel from plant. Vit B12 if taken keeps mosquitoes away. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more