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What can I do for an insect bite?

What can I do for an insect bite?

It will heal.: My father used to say, "bite it back!" which wasn't particularly helpful. If it's only one bite, leave it alone, it will heal. If it gets red and sore, it might be getting infected; see your doctor. ...Read more

Insect Bites (Definition)

Insect bites are from mosquitos, spiders, flies, ticks, and other species that use their mandibles (jaws) to attach to a person or other animal. They can then suck blood out of their "prey" and leave saliva proteins that cause itching and swelling. Other insect species, like bees, yellow jackets, wasps, hornets and fire ants actually inject venom into their prey and can not only cause localized pain and swelling, but severe, acute allergic reactions in ...Read more


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What can I do for an insect bite?

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What can I do for an insect bite?

Clean it: For general insect bites, all you should do is to make sure the area is clean. If it is a documented spider bite or something else with significant venom, you may need to seek medical care. ...Read more

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What can I do for infected insect bite?

What can I do for infected insect bite?

Topical antibiotics: If the infection is local then topical antibiotic can be used. If it is deeper or more widespread then oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure an insect bite?

What can I do to cure an insect bite?

Time: Since i cannot see what your skin looks like after the insect bite i cannot give you adequate advice. If the skin is open you should clean it with saline and apply vaseline or aquaphor.If the skin is not open just be patient and any discoloration from the bug bite will fade slowly especially if it is on the lower legs. ...Read more

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What can I do to know if insect bites are infected?

Check for pus: Check inset bite site regularly for any signs of pus formation. Monitor for worsening pain, redness, tenderness and inflammation at bite site. Also look for fever or signs of systemic infection ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I do to relieve an insect bite?

Well, here is a : General remedy since no type of insect was specified. Mix 2 parts of baking soda with one part water ; apply as a salve. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop an insect bite from swelling?

You can use cool: compresses at the beginning, then switch to warm compresses later in the day. An oral antihistamine would help the most. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) tends to be very effective for this, but it can make you drowsy, so please don't take it before driving or operating machinery. If you will be doing those activities, try one of the non-sedating meds, such as loratidine or fexofenadine. ...Read more

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What to do for an insect bite that is getting worse?

What to do for an insect bite that is getting worse?

See your doctor: See your doctor to confirm if it is infected and what medicine you might need for care. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin be taken for an insect bite?

Why ??: It hasno effect on an insect bite. Simply keeping the site clean will generally be followed by natural healing.Were a bite to become infected i would not use that medication anyway. ...Read more