Rated 4.333333333333333/5 based on 2 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Sand Fly Bite

Share
1

1
Sand fly bite?

Sand fly bite?

Treatment:: Sand fly bites need to be treated immediately to counteract the bacteria, or venom, that has just been deposited underneath the skin. Mixing one part hydrogen peroxide with one part betadine solution and dissolve the scab that has formed. This will reveal the wound underneath that also needs to be cleaned with this solution, after which antibacterial ointment must be applied. If worsens, see a doc. ...Read more

Insect Bite (Definition)

Insect bites usually refer to a skin lesion from an insect bite. The insects are fire ants, honey bees ...Read more

Dr. Jennifer Haley
Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
242.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
2

2
How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?

Sand Fleas: The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected. Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
242.0K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
3

3
Treating Insect Bites (Tip)

Treating Insect Bites

Many illnesses that are caused by insect bites have vaccines or treatments. Use repellant and nets. ...See more

4

4
Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Apply ice to bites
Once
Use topical corticosteroid cream on itchy bites
Daily
Seek medical attention if symptoms of shock develop
Once
5

5
How do you get rid of sand fly scars?

How do you get rid of sand fly scars?

See specialist: Scars can be improved. Never completely removed. You would need to see a specialist such as a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

6

6
Will taking vitamin b prevent sand fly bites?

Will taking vitamin b  prevent sand fly bites?

Maybe not: I heard years ago that taking b1 makes us taste bad to mosquitos and can reduce the number of bites especially in children. I do not know about sand flies. I got an email saying put some pennies in a baggy of water and hang that near where you will l be and it from the pennies are too much for them. ...Read more

Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
242.0K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
7

7
Treating Insect Bites (Tip)

Treating Insect Bites

Use insect repellants with DEET but avoid head, face, eyes and mouth. Do not use DEET if under 2 yo. ...See more

8

8
Treating Insect Bites (Checklist)

Clean bite with soap and water
once
Apply ice pack
once
Elevate and rest affected body part
once
For discomfort, use oral Benadryl or hydrocortisone cream
once
9

9
How to stop the itch from sand fly bites?

How to stop the itch from sand fly bites?

Antihistamines: Try first topical calamine or caladryl lotions or eurax, may try Benadryl spray and or oral antihistamines like allegra, Claritin or zyrtec during the day or benadry, chlortrimeton at night if you don't have contraindications ( narrow angle glaucoma, bladder retention etc) . Bite from insects may infect the skin with bacteria requiring antibiotics if there is redness, warmth, drainage, or fever. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
How long can sand fly bites last?

Sandflies: Sandfly bites can last for several weeks ...Read more

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jennifer Haley
Board Certified, Dermatology
17 years in practice
242.0K people helped
Continue
65,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook