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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?

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?

Scar: Usually left alone, simple bites don't scar. If you scratch and or pick at them or if they become infected then your risk of developing a scar increases dramatically. As the area is healing it is important to reduce sun exposure to the area (avoidance and/or sunscreen). ...Read more

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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Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Can you have a reaction to different types of insect bites? How?

Yes.: Different insects have different substances in their saliva that cause different skin reactions. In addition, those saliva components can trigger allergic reactions in susceptible individuals, but not in those who are not susceptible. ...Read more

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What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

What are the tests for allergic reaction to insect bites?

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

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If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

If I develop allergic reaction to insect bites, how will it be treated?

Allergy: Lots of different meds can be used. Antihistamines are very common but stopping the medicine (or other thing) that causes the reaction is the first thing to do, if known. Topical and systemic steroids are also commonly used (orally or injected). ...Read more

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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?

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

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What sort of problem is an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What sort of problem is an 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

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What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction to insect bite?

Depends: 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

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I need a straight answer. What is allergic reaction to insect bites?

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

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Can an allergic reaction be reliably distinguished from an insect bite by visual inspection?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

Are there treatment guidelines for allergic reaction to insect bites?

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

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What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

What is the treatment for allergic reaction to insect bite?

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

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What are treatment for an allergic reaction to insect bite?

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

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Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

Allergic reaction to insect bite means hives or what else?

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

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A severe allergic reaction to insect bite has to include breathing problems?

Depends: This can occur and if it does, it is a severe reaction - anaphylaxis and will need immediate care. If you had an Epipen (epinephrine) from previously diagnosed severe allergy, use it then call 911. ...Read more

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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

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Moderate reaction to insect bite acquired in Poland - lymph nodes up, nausea, dizziness. 7 day wait for doc appointment. Advice appreciated?

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

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When I get insect bites, I get a rash reaction that spreads. Been on Prednisone, but it upsets my stomach and gives me lots of stomach pain whatelse?

Proton pump inhibito: Acid suppressing drugs may reduce the side effects from prednisone. However it is unusual to get a spreading rash hours after an insect bite (other than spider & perhaps Lyme Disease) unless you have become allergic to the venom. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

I am getting normal reactions or allergic reactions to insect bites?

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

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What kinds of insect bites result in what look like pimples? Should it be popped? Not sure of source...

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

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Is it of any use if I would to apply whitening cream on my insect bites for just 2 hrs n compensate by using more of d cream? Thanks!

Is it of any use if I would to apply whitening cream on my insect bites for just 2 hrs n compensate by using more of d cream? Thanks!

No: Colr which is from dissolving blood will fade. Arnica topically or ora
bromelain can speed up process of resolving insect bites. ...Read more

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I wish to know how do you treat insect bites?

Many ways: If you do nothing, they go away, but itch in the meantime. To control the itch, there are many over the counter itch creams are available including Hydrocortisone (which I don't think works very well) and non-steroid containing medicated creams like gold bond lotion (which I personally like much better). There is also benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which works nicely taken orally, but may cause sedation. ...Read more

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I have lots of insect bites? What is the best way to treat them its getting darker.

Insect bites: It sounds like you have post-inflammatory changes where your bites were. That should fade, but it can take even months in some cases. ...Read more

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Insect bite won't heal why?

That bites.: Depending on the critter, a cytotoxic protein may have been deposited in to the wound. These chemicals can certainly inhibit healing. Some are unstable when heat is applied. A wound that won't heal can certainly lead to potential problems. If this continues, have the bite evaluated. ...Read more

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Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Can insect bite eat away flesh?

Depends on bite: There are some insect bites that can cause necrosis (basically death of flesh). The most common example is the brown recluse spider. ...Read more

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What can I do for an insect bite?

It will heal.: My father used to say, "bite it back! " which wasn't particularly helpful. If it's only one bite, leave it alone, it will heal. If it gets red and sore, it might be getting infected; see your doctor. ...Read more