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Sand Gnats Bites
Avoid fragrances: Gnats might be attracted to traces of fragrances on your body from personal care products such as soap, shampoo, conditioner, and antiperspirant. Even laundry products could leave fragrance on your clothes. Use fragrance-free laundry and personal care products, and use bug repellant when you know you'll be outside. ...Read more
That's what I do :): Your question made me smile. I do the same thing with insect bites that are very itchy. I think it helps because what you are doing by using your fingernail to make a cross on the skin where it itches loads the nerve with a pain sensation which overpowers the itch receptors and helps relieves the itch. ...Read more
Gnat bite about 2 weeks ago very painful to touch n swelled, has gone down in size but painful still and lump. Had a puss spot init and hickey dots near
Could be infected: Insect bites, are a common cause of cellulitis, which is an infection of the soft tissues in the leg. Given your description, this is certainly a concern. This will most likely require antibiotics, to heal safely. You should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible to make the diagnosis and receive treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Two I like: I like an oil of clove stick to dab the lesions for relief and calendula containing creams for broader areas of relief. ...Read more
Moved to FL and my legs are covered in flying gnat bites but the bite area is cyst like and very irritated Could I be having an allergic reaction?
Many gnat bites on scalp 6 days ago. Itch & draining. Painful swollen nodes back of scalp and neck, esp neck. How to treat? No fever or cellulitis.
? could be infection: Drainage implies infection of your scalp/skin. If it is yellowish discharge then it certainly is infection which will require antibiotics by mouth. Go see your doctor . Itching can be relieved with Benadryl capsules(may make you sleepy). If it is more than a small area(less than one inch) which is draining, you need to see a doctor to help you treat it better. ...Read more
Gnat bites. Mom is 80. Been 1 week and still having swelling (throat, face). Prednisone and epi-pen treated. Allergist/Immunologist in Madison WI?
Allergist: there are a number of Allergists in Madison. I am not familiar with any of them. As it is obvious she has been treated by someone I would call her primary care physicians office and see who they reccomend as an allergist for her to see. ...Read more
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