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Sand Fly Bite Treatment
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
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 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
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
I recently went to hounduras and got sand fly bites what are the chances I contract leishmaniasis?
You only have a 5% chance of getting
leishmaniasis in honduras. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
Weeks to months: The sores of leishmaniasis can occur weeks to months after the bite. ...Read more
Both: Both can be used together. All the best with the sand flies. ...Read more
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
Fly bites: Which type of fly are you referring to. Are you sure the bites are from a fly? Please give more infrormation so we can be of help. ...Read more
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
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
Should I seek treatment for this insect bite? Possible spider bite - 2 small marks 1/2" apart surrounded by large (4" diameter) red area.
I get really large pimples, more like small growths, usually on my face. They don't turn white or anything. Get really big. Slightly painful. Looks like an insect bite that gets bigger, lasts for about a week then reduces. What is it and treatment
I was bite by a deer fly 3 days ago and still have extreme swelling, bone pain, and radiating heat on my foot, ankle and calf. Should I seek treatment?
Bug bite: Absolutely - seek assistance sooner rather than later ...Read more
Depends on cause: If cross bite is because of skeletal imbalance, most often the rx is to widen upper jaw. If cross bite is because of dental mal-positions, most often rx requires tooth movement. As no two cross bites are exactly alike, see a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and treatment recommendations tailored to your needs. ...Read more
Baking soda paste: Make a poultice of baking soda and water (sticky consistency) apply to affected areas. ...Read more
Depends. If your you country does not have Rabies, it is simple treatment with antibiotics, tetanus injection and good clean out with dressing.
If your county has prevalence of rabies, the a post exposure rabies vaccine schedule is recommended. Depending on the risk in some cased rabies immunoglobulins may be recommended. Your doctor will be able to advise the schedules. ...Read more