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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

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Insect Bite (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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What is a good lotion for stopping sand fly bites?

What is a good lotion for stopping sand fly bites?

See below: Sand flies are blood-sucking insects typically found in sandy areas. While they are generally harmless, their bites can turn into skin irritations or become itchy bumps. In extreme cases, they transmit serious diseases. Application of insect repellents are an effective way to prevent bites. Available for your preference are "chemical-deet" vs non chemical "natural" products-lemon eucalyptus. ...Read more

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