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What To Do For A Red Ant Bite
Depends what is: going on. most are like other insect bites. irritation pain swelling and pain. most heal without problems. others become infected requiring wound care and antibiotics. wash with soap and water. keep clean and observe. take benadryl (diphenhydramine) as needed. if things worsen to ER to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Depends: Most spiders can cause local reactions with redness, swelling and warmth without pain but with itch like mosquitos, but others can cause more severe issues and these would be determined by the type of spider bite. In general, treat the wound with cleaning, an observation for any secondary infection. Then for inflammation and itch, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) oral or cream and Hydrocortisone 1% cream. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me help you: A bug bite isn't usually a reason to see your doctor, especially since it's often hard to determine if the bite was from a spider and what kind of spider. But if you believe you've been bitten by a black widow or brown recluse spider, or you start to experience severe pain or cramping in your abdomen or back after a spider bite, see your doctor promptly. ...Read more
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
Bite: Start with the following ideas. Store aloe vera gel in the refrigerator and apply to affected area. Rub a basil leaf on the bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. If it itches use benadryl. Nsaid or tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. Unfortunately, i don't really have an idea about how big it is. If it is getting worse & you are concerned - then please seek medical care. ...Read more
Mosquito bites: Mosquitoes have an anticoagulant in their saliva, so bruising is common. Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory effect. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or > ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most spider bite are like other insect bites and may hurt at first but afterward, like with any break in the skin, infection needs to be watched for. So cleaning is best. Some are dangerous like the well known widow and recluse bites in the usa, but there are other less known species that can cause problems like the recluse too. Generally, watch the bite and if concerned, see a physician. ...Read more
My bug bite id really itchy and need the itch gone now, and i would like to know how to get rid of a bug bite! please help?
Topical cortisone: Try to apply 1% Hydrocortisone cream to the bite site 4x daily for a few days. Covering the area after cortisone application with a bandaid may increase the penetration of cortisone to the skin. However the otc cream may well be too weak and you may need a more potent rx preparation. I have found gold bond anti-itch cream or sarna often helpful in reducing itching. ...Read more
Vet and physician: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: my pet ed : http://www.Mypeted.Com/ * just answer on-line vets at: http://www.Justanswer.Com/sip/veterinary * ask a vet: http://www.Banfield.Com/pet-owners/pet-health/ask-a-vet * good luck. For people try benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
Go to hospital: There is only one effective treatment for rattlesnake envenomation and that is "antivenom" which will be given to you, if needed, in your local emergency dept.. Do not cut your bite, try to extract venom, do not use electricity or a tight tourniquet, do not get bitten again trying to catch the snake! note that many (up to 50%) bites are "dry", calm transport to ed for evaluation indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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