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Natural Remedies For Bug Bites
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
? Urticaria: and could chronic if that has been going on for sometime, please see an allergist, if not, could be just acute urticaria and will go on its own, OTC antihistaminic, unless contraindicated, would help in the interim, good luck ...Read more
Was your home : Treated or just you? Declutter entire bedroom/ home. Place all junk in tightly check this site for instructions: http://treatmentforbedbugs.Com/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 disposable. ...Read more
Orals and topicals: I would start with oral antihistamines such as Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec as well as topicals such as Hydrocortisone ointment. All are over the counter. Seek medical care if any fever, oozing or draining of the skin or lack of improvement in 3-5 days or if worsening. Feel better ...Read more
I have bed bug bites all over my entire body. Possibly infection. Itchy not painful. Some are red with dry blood. 100s of bumps and hives. Treatment?
Antihistamines: are a good "start" but the MAJOR effort here is the DISPOSAL of the affected sleeping materials or ERADICATION of the bugs ( very frustrating often not effective methods) I would "vote" for DISPOSAL! BTW if infected the bites need local ans well as possibly systemic (antibiotic) treatment! Good Luck..Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Got sun burn in tanning bed and a day later there are red bumps (looks like bug bites) and there very itchy.. What is it? Will they go away?Treatment?
Isopropyl alcohol irritated my sensitive skin. I used an acne treatment that had 91% in it and made my two pimples look like big discolored bug bites!?
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I have dark scars and marks all over my arms and legs from bed bug bites what cream or treatment will heal them?
BED BUG BITES ???: Away for 4th of July. A few days later had line of bites. 3 above navel & 3 below. Best treatment for itch hydrocortisone?
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Insect bites: Treatment will depend on the severity of your condition. It is important to note that no specific antivenom is available to counteract the poison injected by the insect. The majority of problems requiring medical treatment result from the allergic reaction to the sting. Many of the complications from an allergic reaction respond well to various medications-when given in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer