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Will calamine reduce the swelling of mosquito bites?
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: Mosquitos
Calamine or calamine plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc can make them feel better as can otc hydrocortisone.

In brief: Mosquitos
Calamine or calamine plus Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc can make them feel better as can otc hydrocortisone.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: It can help.
Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area.
Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care.

In brief: It can help.
Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator ; apply to affected area.
Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes ; has anti-inflammatory properties. You can mix 2 parts baking soda w 1 part water. Stir into paste ; place it over the mosquito bite. Can use calamine lotion. If you have problems w generalized welts, swelling of tongue, lips, airway - you should get urgent medical care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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