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What to do for infected insect bite besides avoid scratching?
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
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In brief: See doctor
Seek medical attention as you will likely need antibiotics for treatment of the infections.

In brief: See doctor
Seek medical attention as you will likely need antibiotics for treatment of the infections.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
In brief: Antibiotics
Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life.
When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too.

In brief: Antibiotics
Bug bites are an annoying fact of outdoor life.
When the bite becomes infected (which happens rarely) you will need to go to your doctor for oral antibiotics. Warm compresses, anti-pain, and anti-itch medications will make the site feel better too.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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