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How can you treat sand fly bites on the skin?
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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology
In brief: Sand Fleas
The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected.
Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately.

In brief: Sand Fleas
The most important thing about insect bites is that you get away from the insect, first of all! secondly, this is very important to make sure that these are not infected.
Frequently sand flea bites are infected. This determination should be made by your dermatologist. After this time it may help to use some over-the-counter hydrocortisone. But you should first have the diagnosis made accurately.
Dr. Joseph Bark
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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
In brief: Topical antibiotic
Apply a topical antibiotic ointment to the bite.
Keep it clean. Topical steroid (provided by your doctor - otc cortisone not strong enough) or Ibuprofen gel help with the itching. Try to avoid scratching. Take an antihistamine at regular intervals such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, zyrtec.

In brief: Topical antibiotic
Apply a topical antibiotic ointment to the bite.
Keep it clean. Topical steroid (provided by your doctor - otc cortisone not strong enough) or Ibuprofen gel help with the itching. Try to avoid scratching. Take an antihistamine at regular intervals such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) allegra, zyrtec.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
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