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Can an insect bite cause itching and numbness?

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics

In brief: YES

A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness.
Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and water, apply otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream / itch-x or alike; can take oral anti-itch medicine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl), loratidine (claritine), etc. Cold compress helps itching some.

In brief: YES

A lot of time itching, redness, rash, swelling of the area, sometimes with numbness.
Itching/scratching makes it worse. Wash the area with soap and water, apply otc 1% Hydrocortisone cream / itch-x or alike; can take oral anti-itch medicine like Diphenhydramine (benadryl), loratidine (claritine), etc. Cold compress helps itching some.
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