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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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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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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
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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 (diphenhydramine) 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 to treat sand fly bites on the skin?

How to treat sand fly bites on the skin?

Local care: Wash thoroughly with soap. Then apply over-the-counter 1% hydrocortisone cream to the itchy bumps; also Sarna lotion is good for itchy rashes. Cut nails so that the scratching won't break the skin. Lastly, benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good medicine to stop the itching, although it will make you tired! Good for bedtime--take the benadryl (diphenhydramine) pills or liquid; don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine). I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Are sand fly bites poisonous, and should I see a doctor?

Are sand fly bites poisonous, and should I see a doctor?

Not usually: Sandfly bites may leave large, red itchy bumps that may turn into a rash. These bumps are frequently several times as itchy as mosquito bites, and tend to last longer as well. Sand fly ties in the philippines can lead to a parasitic problem called leishmaniasis. You would not need to see a doctor unless you have an infection air are worried. ...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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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 bites looked like they were healing but have now got wider and look bumpy and raised as if there are spots grouped together, any help please?

Sand fly bites looked like they were healing but have now got wider and look bumpy and raised as if there are spots grouped together, any help please?

Leishmaniasis: You could have cutaneous leishmaniasis and you might need treatment to prevent more severe skin manifestation. You need to see an infectious disease specialist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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If I were bitten by an infected sand fly, how quickly would I become sick?

If I were bitten by an infected sand fly, how quickly would I become sick?

Weeks to months: The sores of leishmaniasis can occur weeks to months after the bite. ...Read more

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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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I have horse fly bite still itchy, what is wrong?

I have horse fly bite still itchy, what is wrong?

Minimize scratching.: To minimize your scratching, use a topical hydrocortisone cream and an oral antihistamine. If those don't help or the bite is getting larger, painful, redder or draining pus, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I treat my child with antibiotics after black fly bite?

Should I treat my child with antibiotics after black fly bite?

Fly Bite: It's never recommended to start antibiotic medication without examination by a doctor. Though infected bites do need to be treated with antibiotics, it's important to let your doctor examine the bite and make that determination. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my deer fly bite is still itchy and raised (with a dark middle) two months after the bite?

Possibly: Signs of a deer fly bite can last quite a long time. They can also wax and wane for a period of time. If the area becomes painful, hot or increasing size it needs to be evaluated as deer flies are know hosts for tularemia - a disease that would require antibiotics. ...Read more

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I think I have a spider or horse fly bite from beach stay. I scratched, now tender. How long does it last? How to tell what it is? Using neosporin.

I think I have a spider or horse fly bite from beach stay. I scratched, now tender. How long does it last? How to tell what it is? Using neosporin.

About 1 week: Watch for any signs of infection. It the site is getting bigger, is warm or tender, or if there is any drainage have it checked. Keeping it clean and using polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) is great. All the best. ...Read more

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Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?

Green head fly bite area is getting larger over the last 2 hours and is red hot and itchy. When should I be concerned and request treatment?

Deer fly: That sounds like a deer fly bite -which can be painful. They can cause allergic reactions - and depending on your history of allergy you may need to be exceptionally careful. If it's not getting better, then you need to get evaluated. Warning signs would be feeling lightheaded, breathing problems, the development of hives, nausea/vomiting, rapid heart rate etc. Try some ice and maybe Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now ...Read more

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Can a fly bite you? I have red bumps on my arm that sting, itch, and burn. Definitely not a mosquito bit, the only thing in the house has been flies.?

Can a fly bite you? I have red bumps on my arm that sting, itch, and burn. Definitely not a mosquito bit, the only thing in the house has been flies.?

Many flies bite: It these flies are green bottle flies or horse flies they will bite. It is often a bite that reacts strongly and is very itchy. Try all the usual methods to loose them. There are no clean flies! ...Read more

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Do sand fleas bite on straight line?

Do sand fleas bite on straight line?

Sand flea bites: Good answer by dr. Eitner. Here is a great photo of sand flea bites: http://www. Bing. Com/images/search? Q=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&qpvt=sand+flea+bites+on+humans&form=igre#view=detail&id=816775b7cc05fc43a65e94533599db2165e34731&selectedindex=1. ...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