How can I numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and advil (ibuprofen)?

Antibiotic action. How you seen your doctor and got started on antibiotics? The infection is causing the pain. Antibiotics take at least 6 hours to start working. There should be moderate improvement within 48 to 72 hours - less swelling, less tenderness, less hardness.

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How to numb the pain of my infected insect bite besides a hot towel and aspirin?

It may need Drainage. You need to see a physician. If you're having that much pain then i would be worried you have an abscess and this needs to be drained and then given antibiotics. Read more...
Heat = worse. If it is an acute bite, then cool or cold compresses will relieve it, heat will make it worse. If it's been there a few days, and now it's painful or oozing, see your doctor. Read more...