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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Scabies (Definition)

An itchy skin disease caused ...Read more


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Breaking out in rashes after scabies cream treatment ?

Breaking out in rashes after scabies cream treatment ?

Allergy: You may be having a contact dermatitis or an allergic reaction to the cream. Would discontinue this and if the rash persists, go show it to a dermatologist. Since cannot see this over the internet, cannot imagine accurately diagnosing it. ...Read more

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Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Treatment for insect bites with bruising?

Bruising Insect Bite: There are a number of types of insects that cause bruising through bites such as spiders, bed bugs, ticks and mosquitoes as well as stings from wasps, bees or scorpions. Treatment can be topical cortisone for itching and redness and bio oil for bruises. ...Read more

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Best tx for mosquito bites?

Best tx for mosquito bites?

Don't scratch it...: Wash the area with soap and cool water. Keep the area clean and do your best to not scratch it. If you want medication, topical meds with diphenhydramine are a great place to start. If you can tolerate it, others find products like AfterBite effective. A word of warning: it stings after application. But for those who find it effective, the up-front sting is well worth the neutralized itching. ...Read more

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Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Can mosquito bites itch for a long time?

Sometimes: Usually mosquito bites only last up to a few days; however, in those people who have a delayed-type hypersensitivity reaction to them, they can last much longer. Cortisone cream usually works well. If it doesn't, i'd consider seeing the doc - high potency topical steroids might be needed. Remember, scratching can lead to infection. ...Read more

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How soon do flea bites appear on skin after being bitten?

How soon do flea bites appear on skin after being bitten?

Flea bites: Flea bites appear within minutes after being bitten. It all begins with an itchy area that becomes red and puffy after being scratched. ...Read more

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Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Can you develop new bites after using elimite (permethrin)?

Scabies killed: Scabies treatments often contain a high percentage of alcohol which can be very drying to the skin. Rash and itching can persist for two weeks, but all mites should be dead (new bumps shouldn't develop unless reinfected or treatment not completed). Evaluation with a skin scraping can determine treatment success ...Read more

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

How often after first scabies treatment should you wash laundry?

Change clothes daily: If worried about remaining live scabies, one can change clothes once a day, and then wash everything once, before doing the second scabies treatment. ...Read more

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Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Is cortizone (hydrocortisone) good for bed bug bites?

Yes: Cortizone (hydrocortisone) contains Hydrocortisone which is used topically to treat minor insect bites, eczema and other minor skin conditions. Change your beddings and get an exterminator to get rid of the bed bugs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

Can i keep nix (permethrin) lice treatment on overnight?

No: The manufacturer recommends to leave it on the patient's hair for 10 minutes. Most importantly, this is an insecticide that paralyze the lice, thus what you want is to grab the fine comb and do an extensive combing as indicated in the instructions, so the patient does not shed the lice all over. Keep in mind that there is resistance to this type of drugs, thus follow up with pcp is important. ...Read more

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Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Will over-the-counter insect repellant prevent sandfly bites and leishmaniasis infection?

Possibly...: This answer can best be found on the labels of the 'insect repellants'; read them to find out. I do not believe there is a repellant for leshmaniasis though. ...Read more

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How long before antibiotics should work on an infected insect bite?

How long before  antibiotics should work on an infected insect bite?

If correct: For an infection you need and antibiotic specific for the germ. If not you won't be able to have it be effective. Sometimes besides in appropriate antibiotic, drainage which means opening up the wound to remove the pus is necessary. ...Read more

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Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Why does filariasis infection only occur after multiple mosquito bites?

Interesting: Filariasis is a tropical disease caused by a parasite that is acquired from the bite of an infected mosquito. Treatment may not completely clear the body of the parasite. Getting bitten by another infected mosquito will start the process anew. Filariasis is not endemic to the United States. Look it up in wikipedia. Interesting disease. ...Read more

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Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

Is the antibiotic cephlaxin good for poison spider / insect bites?

No.: Cephalexin (and all other antibiotics) are prescribed for bacterial infections. Bug bites do not respond to antibiotics unless there is also an infection present, which does sometimes happen if bacteria gets into the bite. Most bites do well with a mild cortisone cream and antihistamines for the itching, but if pain or significant tenderness develops, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Scabies rash does it get worse after tx with cream?

Scabies rash does it get worse after tx with cream?

What kind?: It won't get worse with cream but will stay and spread for a long time if not properly treated. Even after the treatment has killed all of them, you may still be itching for many more days because of the bug droppings in the skin. ...Read more

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How long for scabies to go away after permethrin treatment?

How long for scabies to go away after permethrin treatment?

Symptoms: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more